By Clarence T. Barjibo
The 5th Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Cape Mount County has opened for its November term of court.
Each judicial circuit in Liberia meets four times a year in quarterly sessions. The First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits of the Circuit Court open their quarterly sessions on the second Monday in February, May, August, and November in each year.
Speaking at the opening of the November term of court, the assigned Judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit court, Judge Yamie Q. Gbesisay Sr, said the safety of judges in terms of security is very important in Liberia. Judge Gbesisay said judges in Liberia don’t have security, and as such it has created fear in them.
“In Liberia, City Mayors, Representatives and as well as Senators are protected by security whereas judges are not.”
Judge Gbesisay, therefore, appeal to the chief justices of Liberia to provide security for judges so as to enhance the smooth proceeding of cases.
Speaking on behalf of the public defendant council, Cllr Boima E. Paasewe welcome Judge Gbesisay and promise to work positively for the forward march of the court.
Cllr. Paasewe requested the full support of the Supreme Court of Liberia to enable them to work collectively in making sure that the justice system works effectively.
” The Public defense council in Liberia needs support, over the years we have been struggling when a comes to office materials and other essential materials that will make our work easier. Besides, we need improvement in budget allocation,” he said.