Tuesday, June 6

President Barrow Appoints New Judicial Secretary

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By Mama A. Touray

President Adama Barrow has appointed Mr. Abdou Conteh as Judicial Secretary and until his appointment, Conteh was the Sheriff of the High Court.

A statement obtained on Wednesday   stated that “the Judiciary of The Gambia is excited to announce that President Excellency Adama Barrow, acting on the recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission has appointed Abdou Conteh as the new Judicial Secretary and that his appointment took effect on April 3rd, 2023, Conteh is said to have replaced Hon. Justice Aisatou Jallow-Sey, who is now a High Court Judge.”

The release continued: “Until his appointment, Abdou Conteh served as Honorable Sheriff of The Gambia- a post he held from 2019 to 2023. At the Judiciary of The Gambia, he held various positions from Court Clerk, Registrar at the various Courts, and Chief Registrar at the Supreme Court of the Gambia. Conteh holds a Law Degree (LLB) from the University of The Gambia in 2014 and a Barrister at Law (BL) from The Gambia Law School in 2016.”

The release further stated that Conteh’s wealth of experience and institutional memory of the Judiciary is expected to add value to the judiciary’s work as they move to sustain gains made thus far in the justice sector.

As Judicial Secretary, Conteh is expected to carry out the administrative work and offer technical advice to the Hon Chief Justice in the day-to-day running of the Courts. He will be assisted by a team of administrative staff.