In continuation of the 168th Independence Anniversary celebrations, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has begun dedicating development projects in Sinoe County, one of two counties co-hosting this year’s celebrations.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader early Thursday, July 23, dedicated a number of development projects in Greenville, Sinoe County.
At the dedication of the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court complex, President Sirleaf expressed her pleasure in joining the judiciary in dedicating the judicial complex. “This is another manifestation of the promise made by the government to continue to have development in all counties within the Republic of Liberia,” she said, noting that the fact that the judicial complex is one of the largest in the country attest to the commitment that government has made.
The Liberian President also expressed delight in joining the people of Sinoe County as Liberia celebrates its 168th Independence Anniversary which gives all compatriots the opportunity to access the progress that has been made, recognize the challenges that still exist, and to have an opportunity for an exchange with fellow citizens on how they see the way going forward to continue the progress in the country.
President Sirleaf promised government’s commitment to see that the judicial complex premises are fenced in order the secure the entire five acres donated to the judiciary by the people of Sinoe County.
She thanked the Chief Justice, Associate Justices and Staff for exercising and rendering justice in the country; adding, “That in itself is a recognition of the commitment of this government to the rule of law even sometimes if we think matters could be settled out of court.”
Earlier, Chief Justice Francis Korkpor said the dedication of the judicial complex promotes the concept of judicial independence. He said it was high time that the judiciary, an independent branch of government be housed in its own facilities throughout the country.
“As we speak, many of our courts are still operating from administrative buildings owned by local government authorities, or from properties owned by private individuals who are potential litigants before he courts,” he stressed, noting that this practice has the tendency to compromise the independence of the Judiciary in many respects.-Press Release