By Omar Bah
The Gambia National Bar Association will be launched tomorrow, according a statement from the coordinator of the event Lawyer Lamin K Mboge.
The lawyer revealed that the association is opened in the country as a forum for the free and honest expression of opinion, which is necessary for the development of the country.
Mboge further said the new Bar is geared towards collaborating with its members in expressing its opinion in good faith towards the socio-economic development of the country.
“The new bar will partner with the Chief Justice and prefer solutions to deal with all issues affecting the smooth administration of justice such as opening a registry for filing in all the courts, support and encourage all stake holders in the administration of justice,” he said.
The bar, he added, will be responsible for filling all vacant positions on the Higher Bench up to the Supreme Court.
“It is time for the new Gambia to be responsible for filling all positions held by non-Gambians rather than complain about an issue that can be solved by us,” he stated.
He further said the bar will also strive to be a development partner and work hand in glove with the government to facilitate the smooth running of the country.
The bar which is also a member of international organisations such as W.A.B.A and A.B.A, he said, will have a legal and moral duty to work with the National Assembly to scrutinize all bills and add their views and comments on legislations.
The first general meeting of the association will be held at the Baobab Hotel and Restaurant in Bijilo to introduce the new Gambia National Bar Association, nominate members of the bar and a brief presentation of the way forward by interim president.