Ceremony marking the official dedication of the Brewerville Magisterial Court was yesterday held in the city of Brewerville, Montserrado County.
According to a Judicial release, the program was attended by officials of UNMIL, the Judiciary, local officials of Montserrado County and ordinary citizens of Brewerville.
Turning over the newly constructed building to the Liberian Government, the principal rule of law officer in the office of the Deputy Secretary General Special Representative to Liberia, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, expressed delight at relationship between UNMIL and the Liberia Government especially the Judiciary. Madam Uhel said, UNMIL will continue to support the Liberian Judicial reform process.
She urged the staff of the Brewerville Magisterial Court to take charge and proper care of the building and provide proper accountability for the rule of law in Brewerville.
Receiving the keys to the building on behalf of the Chief Justice, Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr., the Court Administrator of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Cllr. Elizabeth Nelson, expressed Chief Justice Korkpor’s inability for not being at the program, which she attributed to the current work load in the high court.
Cllr. Nelson said, the Judiciary is pleased with UNMIL continued assistance and informed the gathering that now that the Magistrate and his staff have a more comfortable, convenient, and hospitable working environment, they will be accountable to ensure that justice is impartial at all times.
She promised UNMIL that the building will be properly maintained and asked the people of Brewerville to assist in the process.
Speaking on behalf the people of Brewerville, the City Major commended UNMIL for its continuous support to Liberia even in the midst of Ebola. He also thanked Chief Justice Korkpor and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia for bringing relief to his people.
Making remarks at the program, the Stipendiary Magistrate of the Brewerville Magisterial Court, Magistrate James Cooper, expressed joy at his new office and promised to, along with his staff, do his best in ensuring justice for all in Brewerville and its surrounding.
The total cost of the project according to UNMIL, is US$30,042.20 and was constructed under its rule of law project, implemented by a Liberian construction Company, Fahnbulleh and Fahnbulleh General Construction Company.
The goal and objectives of the project is to provide suitable environment to enhance the rule of law in Brewerville and surrounding communities.