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President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould

 

 

 

 

LNBA Prexy Calls For United Front In Ebola Fight

By Comfort   M. Johnson

MONROVIA, October 13 (LINA) - The President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould, has said the Bar, in collaboration with the Supreme Court, will cooperate with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during the period of the State of Emergency.

 Cllr. Gould said as legal professionals they will put in place safeguards to public gathering and rallies which would not be in line with measures aimed at containing the Ebola virus.

He said as lawyers, they have the challenge and responsibility to explain Article 86, relating to the State of Emergency, which grants the President the right to declare a state of emergency in consultation with the Speaker of the House and the President Pro-Tempore.  

Cllr. Gould made the statement at the opening of the Supreme Court October 2014 Term at the Temple of Justice on Capitol in Monrovia on Monday.  

He added that in Article 86, the President may suspend certain rights, freedoms and guarantees contained in the Constitution and exercise such other emergency power as may be necessary and appropriate to take care of the emergency.

He has, meanwhile, called on Liberians across the country to join effort with the government to eradicate the Ebola virus.

Cllr. Gould noted that the Ebola virus is deadly and as such, the government through the Ministry of Health should utilize every support and opportunity given to it by the international community to educate citizens about preventive measures to save lives.

He thanked the international community for the level of support and assistance it has given the Government and asked that they do more to help eradicate the virus from Liberia.

He also thanked Chief Justice Korkpor, Associate Justices and Judges for their willingness to contribute portion of their salaries to the Ebola fight.

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