President Adama Barrow on Wednesday disclosed he did not hesitate approving the appointment of Amina Saho Ceesay as a judge of the Court of Appeal.
The Judicial Service Commission had recommended the top judge for elevation to the appellate court.
PresidenT Barrow approved her elevation and on Wednesday, he presided over the swearing-in of the woman.
Mr Barrow said: “It is with great honour and privilege that I welcome you again to the swearing–in formalities of the Honourable Justice Amina Saho Ceesay, which have just been administered in accordance with Government procedures.
“It is certainly not by dint of luck, but by virtue of hard work, talent, experience and trust that the Honourable Justice Saho Ceesay was recommended by the Judicial Service Commission for appointment as a Justice of the Court of Appeal. In view of her track record, I granted approval without hesitation, confident that it was a decision very well made.
“While I warmly congratulate her and her family on this meritorious elevation to The Gambia Court of Appeal as a Justice of the Court, I trust that her presence will entrench the work ethics of the legal profession in the country and further solidify the jurisprudence of the Court of Appeal.”