Court officials embark on cleaning exercise

Magistrates, staff and prosecutors at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court last Saturday, 12th September, 2015 embarked on the monthly environmental cleaning exercise at the premises of the said court.

The exercise, which was led by Principal Magistrate Hilary U. Abeke, witnessed the participation of all the staff of Brikama Magistrates’ Court and some staff of the Brikama Area Council, who supplied three tractors and other equipment for the cleaning exercise, which involved weeding, clearing and cleaning of the court premises.

According to Magistrate Abeke, ‘set-settal’, as locally called, is necessary, saying just as people clean themselves, so also people clean their environment.

He expressed gratitude to all the police and DLEAG prosecutors in Brikama Magistrates’ Court, the magistrates, and staff for turning up for the exercise; the chief executive officer of the Brikama Area Council and particularly the PRO for responding to their call by providing tractors, equipment and personnel to support the cleaning exercise.

Magistrate O. Jabang remarked that it is necessary to keep the environment clean and that as enforcement and administrative officer of the law, they joined the Gambian community in responding to government’s call to make The Gambia a clean and healthy nation.

“It is in line with this call that our principal magistrate enjoined us to come out en mass and keep the court environment clean”.

Chief Inspector Lamin Touray, speaking on behalf of the prosecutors, said it is very necessary for someone to clean their environment, noting that if someone is not clean he or she cannot even worship Allah, the Almighty.

In his own words, O.S.Jallow of DLEAG stated that the DLEAG personnel decided to answer to Principal Magistrate Abeke’s call because they are trying to maintain the clean environment that Brikama is known for.