Justice ministry pays tribute to outgoing Solicitor General for brilliant service


Few have carved an incredibly outstanding pedigree of consistency and professional diligence like the outgoing solicitor general. Mr Cherno Marenah brought both discipline and quality to the Attorney General’s chambers and justice department where he served for an impeccable 17 years.

That’s nearly two decades of productive work that saw the former Solicitor General and legal secretary serve under 10 justice ministers and of The Gambia.

Marenah is widely celebrated for rendering tremendous contribution to the development of MOJ whose core staff he helped build and mould to replace the large numbers of expatriate technical teams engaged by development partners to support the country’s legal and justice delivery system.


Saturday’s farewell reception at the Sir Kairaba Jawara International Conference Centre was meant to both honor and recognise a man unanimously hailed as hardworking, principled and a very disciplined professional.

Under his stint lots of developments shaping the current transitional justice process took place and he has been credited for being particularly instrumental in setting foundation’s for  the success of these important legal initiatives.

The incoming SG, Hussein Thomas also commended Mr. Marenah for his contribution towards the development of the justice ministry.

Various speakers including Supreme Court Judge, Awa Bah, current and former staff of MOJ all hailed Mr. Marenah for guiding them during their time at the MOJ.

Mr Marenah was especially involved in supporting the process of indigenization and mentoring drive to Gambianize the justice department, which now boasts of a large and strongly capacitated cohort of young legal luminaries who graduated from the University of The Gambia.

The outgoing SG leaves behind a great and shining legacy of diligence that has hugely boosted the legal system and dispensation of justice in the Gambia.

The reception was graced by Justice Ministry staff, friends and family of Mr. Marenah among a host of other invited guests.

Mr. Marenah, who was visibly pleased with the honor and recognition, thanked his colleagues for the support he received during his time at the justice ministry. And in keeping with his dedication to team effort and collaboration, the soft-spoken and affable Mr. Marenah attributed his success to the collective community of staff at the justice ministry and Attorney General’s chambers.