After contributing 25 percent of his salary to help in the fight against the Ebola virus, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor Wednesday promised he would continue to support those who are risking their lives to eradicate the deadly disease from the country.
Justice Korkpor made the assertion when he was honored by a local media group, the Nimba County Community Radio Association.
A native of Nimba County, Justice Korkpor was honored for his numerous contributions, including financial, material and food items given to the county at the height of the Ebola virus disease, according to Kennedy S, Domah, chairman of the community radio station.
Receiving the recognition, Chief Justice Korkpor said the honor was not for him alone, but the entire judiciary.
“It is not I alone that contributed during the height of the Ebola virus in our country, but the judiciary, judges and staff also played major roles in that direction,” Chief Justice Korkpor maintained.
“This is not only for me alone, it is also for Associate Justice Kabeneh Ja’neh who travelled with me to the county, where we were able to make personal contributions in the fight against the Ebola virus,” he said.
He added that they visited the Ganta Methodist Hospital they found numbers of orphans whose relatives had died from the virus, and made contribution to them as well.
“We are still making contributions and we will continue to do so until we can together defeat the deadly virus,” Chief Justice Korkpor pledged.
“The virus has not yet completely left the country, but what you did today is to say thank you so far, and this encourages us to do more for our people,” he said.
The Chief Justice said he was happy that the Ebola virus had decreased significantly throughout the country especially in Nimba County.
“Every morning when I receive calls from Nimba, people there always tell me that for the past three months or so, there have not been any new cases of Ebola in the area.”
Warning Liberians, the Chief Justice said, “I urged you to continue to create awareness about the virus because if we fail to do so, there could be a resurgence of Ebola and the consequences would be bad for all of us, particularly as we have our children going back to school. So let us continue in the fight against the deadly virus.”