Two lawyers Joseph S. Fayiah, and Yarmie Quiqui Gbesay, Sr., were commissioned on Wednesday as a Resident Circuit Judge of Criminal Court ‘E’ for Montserrado County, and Relieving Judge of the Republic of Liberia respectively by the Chief Justice, Francis Korkpor at the Temple of Justice.
The two judges were nominated by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and subsequently confirmed by the Senate.
In his charge, Chief Justice Korkpor advised the new judges to discharge their duties with commitment and diligence in keeping with the practice of the law.
He also warned them to be mindful of decisions they take, particularly in court.
“Any decision you make will have either negative or positive impact on our country, so you have to exercise fairness and impartiality before you determine a case that you will be presiding over,” Chief Justice Korkpor warned.
Responding, Judge Fayiah promised on behalf of himself and his colleague that they will uphold the judicial tenets in line with the constitutional mandate reposed in them by President Sirleaf as affirmed by members of the Senate.
According to him, they were prepared to ensure transparency and fairness in the process of discharging their respective responsibilities.
“We are going to do everything possible to maintain the integrity of the judicial and to make sure that justice is accorded to everybody whether poor or rich, “Judge Fayiah added.
The ceremony was attended by a cross-section of legal practitioners including the Full Bench of the Supreme Court as well as trial judges and friends and well wishers of the two new judges.