After two years of absence, the judges can again sit on the Supreme Court of the Gambia. The High Court was resurrected by Gambian President Adama Barrow, who on Monday appointed six judges, including one Nigerian and one Sierra Leonean, for foreign judges whose presence will be temporary. At least this is what Landing Sanneh, the magistrate’s secretary, hopes that in the future, the judicial system, notably the Supreme Court, will have only Gambian magistrates, the daily L’As refers to in its columns.
A change that the Gambian lawyers had been waiting for a long time. They considered it intolerable that the Supreme Court should be in the hands of foreigners, the newspaper said. It should be remembered that former President Jammeh, defeated in the last presidential election, had made appointments at the level of the Supreme Court in order to remain in power. Appointments that did not have the desired effect.