War Crimes Court Is A Must-Rep. Mulbah
The Chairman of the House’s Committee on National Defense emphasized the need for a War Crimes Court in Liberia. Hon. George Sylvester Mulbah told our correspondent in Gbarnga recently that the establishment of the Court and subsequent trial of individuals who committed heinous crimes against humanity in the country during its civil war, will serve as a deterrent to future war mongers and their supporters.
“Now you know that it will be difficult for war to enter Sierra Leone because those who executed the war have been prosecuted, “ he said, adding that if Liberia could call for a special court, it would serve as a serious warning for any Liberian dreaming of venturing into war.
The House’s Committee Chairman on National Defense said he would support any attempt to bring a special court to Liberia for the prosecution of former war lords in the country, assuring that the government will ensure that those crossing from Liberia to the Ivory Coast to hamper the peace process in that country are brought to justice.
“We will not tolerate anyone wanting to use Liberia to destabilize our neighboring countries as we ourselves have just emerged from protracted civil unrests,” the Bong County law maker maintained.
He said as Chairman on National Defense, he will work with the Executive Branch of Government to ensure that those listed by government were arrested and decisively dealt with in line with the laws of the land.
Hon. Mulbah who spoke at a graduation program in Gbarnga, Bong County last weekend, also noted that with the discovery of oil in the country, those who wish to take the focus of Liberians away from how to benefit from such resource will be seriously resisted.
“We now have oil in this country; we will not allow anyone to make us run away from our oil; we are thinking about how to improve the life of every citizen in this country,” he exclaimed. According to a survey, he said, each oil block in the country will produce about six hundred billion barrels at a cost of US$42 trillion at the price of seventy dollars per barrel.
“With this, you don’t have to work as citizens before you get money; you have your direct share of this wealth,” Representative Mulbah claimed. -
Writes Papa Morris from Bong County