The pernicious dynamics of foreign “mercenary” lawyers and judges that pervaded the rule of law and processes in our justice system decades ago have infected the judicial process and created a vacancy crisis and discouraged the appointment and indigenization of Gambian senior judges and prosecutors in our legal system.
Alagi Yorro Jallow

New Gambia has not yet broken barriers across the nation or reshaped our judiciary to look more like “Gambianization” by vastly expanding the indigenization and experiences of Gambian men and women who enforce our laws and deliver justice.

The Gambian people cannot wait to begin dismantling the colonial judicial legacy of foreign lawyers and judges in our new judicial system. For the first time in our judicial history, we must indigenize the appointment of a Gambia-born Director of Public Prosecutions because, in the Second Republic, we have unchained the judicial legacy of appointing foreign chief justices.

By Alagi Yorro Jallow