Friday, March 19, 2010


NEWS BANJUL THE GAMBIA(MB)_The Week would bot had been possible without support of Legal Capacity Building Project funded by the DFID of the British Government. Which as they all knew has been supporting capacity building to the legal sector over the past few years. The President of the bar Association Amie Bensouda reminded her colleagues, at the kairaba beach Hotel, on Thursday 28 January 2010. As she welcome them to the Conference, as part of the Bar Week 2010, activities.
She added “we are very appreciative of the support, and in particular tat the head of the project who is a Barrister who understands and shares with our vision to made the GBA the leading civil society organisation for the protection of rights” she reiterated. Continuing she stated this is one of the key events of what has been a busy but productive week for members of the Bar. “Its been a landmark week comprising a series of activities designed to enable the Bar interface with the public, review and re-appraise itself in terms of its capacity to deliver its mandate as articulated in our constitution” she noted
Furthermore, she indicated that it is also the first Bar Week organised by the Gambia bar Association. The theme she said for the week “LEGAL PRACTICE IN THE 21 CENTURY”. And the focus has been o n ethnical values in relation to two of their main objectives, the maintenance of professional standards, discipline and etiquette.
Officially launching the conference the Minister of Justice Marie Saine Firdaus, noted that “in order to face the 21 Century you must upgrade yourself”. She told her colleagues. She continued that they must continue to burn the exercise honestly, politeness and build partnership between the Bar and bench as well as the Government”. She induce them to equip themselves with working facilities in their chambers in order to make their easier, “ engaged yourself in publishing boos and other source of reference, for the up coming young ones who want to be Legal Practitioners” she stressed. She said with this you could beat your chest and say I had contribute a lot for my country.”
Speaking earlier, the project manager Robert Hufley said that it is a great pleasure, and assured the Bar that his office will surely support the bar. He stated that “media and law are very essential in strengthening democracy in any country”.

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