Judge Ghany resigns from JSC as Gasim sworn in

The High Court’s member on the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) Judge Abdul Ghany Mohamed has resigned from the judicial watchdog.

Haveeru reported Judge Ghany as saying that the high court appointments were incomplete at the time of his appointment, and that his departure would allow the lawful appointment of another member.

Business tycoon and MP Gasim Ibrahim has meanwhile been sworn in to JSC, after narrowly beating former MDP Chairperson Mariya Ahmed Didi as parliament’s representative on the JSC. Gasim took the oath of office before Supreme Court Judge Abdulla Areef.

The JSC’s membership currently includes Judge Abdulla Didi, Supreme Court Judge Adam Mohamed Abdulla, Attorney General Abdulla Muiz, MP Gasim Ibrahim, Speaker of Parliament Abdulla Shahid, public representative Shuaib Abdu Rahman, lawyer Ahmed Rasheed and the President of the Civil Service Commission Mohamed Fahmy Hassan.

The President’s member on the commission is currently vacant.