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Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Opens In Bong County
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2014

Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Opens In Bong County

By Ballah Kollie, Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, Feb 10 (LINA) – The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Bong County Monday opened for the February Term of Court with Judge J. Boima Kontoe calling for increased support to the country’s judiciary.

Judge Kontoe said his call is based on the lack of what he called “sufficient allotment” in the national budget for courts in the county.

He said the lack of sufficient funding for courts in Bong County should concern the county’s Legislative Caucus, and called on them to promptly address it by lobbying with their colleagues for an increase in the budgetary allotment of the Judicial Branch.

Judge Kontoe also lamented the inadequacy of magistrates to ensure prompt dispensation of justice, coupled with the lack of government paid staff to man the magisterial courts.

He also lamented the lack of adequate facilities to house courts, a situation, he said, leaves the judiciary using dilapidated buildings for court sessions.

According to him, the Gbatala Magisterial Court, for example, is housed in the Gbatala Market Building, while the ones in Botota and Forkolleh are housed either in dilapidated buildings or residential porches.

In response, the chairman of the Bong County Legislative Caucus, Representative George S. Mulbah cited the Caucus’ contributions in rehabilitation of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Building, the enactment of additional Magisterial courts, among other things, but promised to promptly respond to the needs of the courts.

He further promised to take the courts’ concern to the pending sitting of the county’s legislative caucus for consideration.

In remarks, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson-Mappy called for a periodic check on magistrates assigned in courts around the county because, according to her, she often receives complaints against some magistrates assigned in the rural parts of the county.

LINA BMK/TSS/PTK

 

 

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