At least 10 magisterial courts have received anti-Ebola materials from the Montserrado County Bar Association. The materials valued US$700.00 come about two weeks after the National Association of Trial Judges of Liberia made similar donations to magisterial and specialized courts across Montserrado County in September.
Presenting the donation on Wednesday, October 1st, Montserrado County Bar President, Cllr. Sam Y. Cooper, hoped that the materials would help courts in the country prevent the spread of Ebola. Items donated at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia include buckets, cartoons of chlorine and assorted packs of tide soap, respectively.
A release quoting one of the prominent members of the Montserrado County Bar Association, Atty. Asatu Bah-Kenneth, says the donation is in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus in Liberia. “The association hopes that the anti-Ebola materials will be used by the various courts to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus while in the discharge of their duty,” the release said.
The Liberia National Bar Association President, Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould, magistrates and executives of the Montserrado Bar attended the ceremony. During similar occasion last month, Trial Judges Association President James E. Jones, reminded his colleagues that courts were opened to the public, and therefore nobody could claim that they were exempt from Ebola infection.
“People come from far and wide into the courts – we don’t know where they’re coming from; we don’t know who they have touched. We don’t know in fact what is already in them,” the judge had cautioned his colleagues.