President George Manneh Weah has called on actors of the justice system to ensure that justice is dispensed fairly irrespective of gender or status.
Speaking during the official dedication of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in Tubmanburg, Bomi County on Friday March 2, President Weah Chief Justice, Justice Francis Korkpor for his leadership in ensuring the construction of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court, and noted the ubiquitous presence of Circuit Courts across the Country.
Joined by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during the dedicatory ceremony, President Weah promised his Government’s continued support to the Judicial Branch of Government and expressed his commitment to ensure that the rule of law remains a cardinal component of his administration. He said his government will continue to support this initiative to ensure all the 15 counties are covered.
Mr. Weah said in order to sustainably maintain the country’s peace and stability, the rule of law will have to be fully implemented void of biases.
He said access to justice is a pro-poor priority and therefore, called on judges to at all-time protect our poor people because the court is the only true channel for redress in a democratic form of government.
He stressed that the courts should be used to instill transparency and accountability and noted that the government will definitely be depending on the courts in the fight against corruption.
Also, speaking during the dedication, former President Sirleaf said she was pleased to have contributed to what was not a befitting environment to house the adjudication of justice for the people. Madam Sirleaf called on party litigants to ensure justice is neither delayed nor denied.
Meanwhile, the visit to Bomi County marked President Weah’s first official tour outside Monrovia since his historic inauguration on January 22, 2018.