Judges Warned

Judges Warned

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia has underscored the need for judges to be ethical in the discharge of their duty amid the hard Economic situation in the country.

Chief Justice Francis Kporkpor also called on judges not to see the harmonization as a way of taking money from client and lawyer, rather, they must see it as a challenge to their profession and move ahead.

He said judges are not to make any business in the discharge of their professional duty, stressing that they are responsible to dispense in a just manner.

The Liberian Chief Justice also called on trial judges not to participate in any political activities.

He spoke recently at a three-day program making the trial judges association of Liberia 8th annual conference held in the conference room of the Temple of Justice on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

“The Judiciary is a place where other citizens come for redress so you are not to be involved in political activities as judges. By doing so will allow the public to lose trust in the justice system,” he warned.

He said for the past six months they have been working hard in dispensing justice to all Liberians irrespective size ,colors and position, and will always be independent in whatever they do as heads of their various courts throughout the country.

In remarks, Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel D. Tweah, said the under payment of the judiciary is a national policy that all government officials must accept and move on.

The Finance Ministry boss said why it's true that the Judiciary is faced with several challenges, they must remain hopeful that they will overcome it.

“The pain that staffers of the judiciary are facing are enormous, but we can’t do anything. It’s a national policy and I hope they will see this as not a witch-hunt of certain government,” he added.

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