Ceremony marking the official dedication of the Brewerville Magisterial Court was held in the city of Brewerville, in Montserrado County on November 4, 2014. According to a judicial release issued Tuesday, officials of UNMIL, the Liberian Judiciary, local officials of Montserrado County and ordinary citizens of Brewerville attended the dedication ceremony.
Turning the keys over to the Liberian Government, a UN envoy here Cathrine Marchi-Uhel expressed delight in the relationship between UNMIL and the Liberia Government especially the Judiciary.
Madam Uhel who is the principal rule of law officer in the office of the Deputy Secretary General Special Representative to Liberia, said UNMIL will continue to support the Liberian Judicial reform process. She urged the staff of the Brewerville Magisterial Court to take charge and proper care of the building and provide proper accountability for the rule of law in Brewerville.
Receiving the keys to the building on behalf of Liberia’s Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor Sr., the Court Administrator of the Supreme Court of Liberia Cllr. Elizabeth Nelson expressed Chief Justice Korkpor’s inability to attend the program due to current workload at the high court.
Cllr. Nelson, however, said the Judiciary is pleased with UNMIL’s continued assistance and informed the gathering that with a more comfortable facilitate now available, the Brewerville Magistrate and his staff would be accountable to ensure that justice is impartial at all times, as they now have a convenient and hospitable working environment.
She promised UNMIL that the building will be properly maintained and asked the people of Brewerville to assist in the process. Speaking on behalf of the people of Brewerville, the City Mayor commended UNMIL for its continuous support to Liberia even in the midst of Ebola. He thanked Chief Justice Korkpor and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia for bringing relief to his people.
Making remarks at the program, the Stipendiary Magistrate of the Brewerville Magisterial Court James Cooper expressed joy at his new office and promised to along with his staff, do his best in ensuring justice for all in Brewerville and its surroundings.
The total cost of the project, according to UNMIL, is US $30,042.20 and was constructed under its rule of law project, implemented by a Liberian construction company, Fahnbulleh and Fahnbulleh General Construction Company. The goal and objectives of the project is to provide suitable environment to enhance the rule of law in Brewerville and surrounding communities.