Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor
Supreme Court Justices Pledge One Month Salary to Ebola Trust Fund
By Richard Stephens
MONROVIA, October 13 (LINA) - Justices of the Supreme Court have resolved to contribute 25 percent of their monthly salaries and allowances to the Ebola National Trust Fund for four months.
Disclosing this at the formal opening of the October Term of Court of the Supreme Court on Monday, Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor said this was the Court’s way of identifying with the government in the fight to eradicate the Ebola disease from the country.
Justice Korkpor also said the Supreme Court Bench has conferred with Judges of lower Courts, as well as senior and support staff of the Judiciary to make similar contributions, noting that theirs will be half of their monthly salaries and allowances over the same period.
Justice Korkpor believes such contribution should be made by all Liberians, including members of the Legislative branch of government, civil servants, private and public corporations as well as self-employed citizens with the exception of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who are considered foot-soldiers in the fight against Ebola
He explained that the contribution is necessary not only to demonstrate the Supreme Court’s concern and commitment to eradicate the virus from the country, but to also convey the message of ownership of the drive to combat and eliminate the virus.
Justice Korkpor stressed that ‘this will even embolden the resolve of many friendly nations and organizations to provide material and human resource assistance to us”.