Whoever said that University of The Gambia (UTG) graduates or certificates are not recognized internationally must be having a rethink these days.
Famara Singhateh, a law graduate has bagged a coveted position as head of Gambia Desk with a law firm in Brussels, Belgium. His areas of specialization for his new employer are Gambia Law on Trade and Investment, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Commercial law and Practices, Establishment or Acquisition, License Requests and Public Procurement Policies and Regulations.
Lawyer Singhateh never travelled outside the shores of The Gambia for higher education but stayed in the country and obtained Higher Teacher’s Certificate (HTC) from the Gambia College, Diploma in Law at GTTI and a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) at University of The Gambia. He further went on to obtain his Barrister at Law (BL) at the Gambia Law School in Banjul and admitted to the Gambia Bar and enrolled as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Gambia.
Well before his engagement with A-Law International Law firm, Mr Singhateh worked for FBNBank Gambia Limited as the first Country Head, Legal Affairs which came after he served the same institution as Country Head, Human Resources & Administration double hatting as Chief Anti-money Laundering Officer.
Prior to his stint with the bank, he worked in both in the Insurance and Education sectors within The Gambia.
Talking to What’s On-Gambia from his base in Europe, modest Lawyer Singhateh said he is humbled and very grateful for his new appointment. ”All I can say is that I’m very happy and humbled by this new appointment, Alhamduilillahi.”