- Search Results
Carter Center Conducts ‘Access To Justice’ Training For Chiefs
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2016

Carter Center Chief of Party Pewee Flomoku



Carter Center Conducts ‘Access To Justice’ Training For Chiefs
By Onesimus S. Garway, LINA  Grand Bassa County Intern

BUCHANAN, February 22 (LINA)  - The Cater Center has concluded a two-day “Access to Justice” training for chiefs from across the country in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Speaking at the start of the training in Buchanan over the weekend, Carter Center Chief of Party Pewee Flomoku said the training is intended to build the capacity of the chiefs to promote access to justice, especially ahead of UNMIL’s drawdown.

The Carter Center official described chiefs as the “Eyes of Government” at the local level because they are the first point of contact in the judicial sector at that level and as such, they are supposed to be given the necessary education about the laws.

Topics covered at the training were: The Role of Customary Chiefs in Legislation, the Judiciary, Reform Law of Liberia, Health Promotion, Enhancing Citizens’ Ownership of Government, Role of Chiefs in the Election Process, Social Accountability Forum and the Preservation of Peace in Liberia.

Speaking on behalf of the Chiefs, the Chairman of the National Traditional Council of Liberia, Chief Zanzan Karwah, expressed delight over the continued partnership between the Council and Carter Center through the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and assured Carter Center of the Council’s commitment to maintaining the country’s peace.

The facilitators of the training were drawn from the Ministries of Health, Internal Affairs and Justice, Governance and the Law Reform Commissions, National Elections Commission, the Bassa Legislative Caucus, U.S.s Agency for International Development and the Supreme Court.

latest headlines
LNFS Craves More Support To Mitigate Fire Outbreaks
The Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), has called for more capacity building training, empowerment and logistics to help mitigate fire outbrea ...more
‘Women Will Vote Those Who Champion Their Cause’ - Solanke
The Executive Director of Community Healthcare, Naomi Solanke, has cautioned that women will only support aspirants who will champion their cause ...more
Gender Official Vouches For Post-Ellen Platform
An Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling for the setting up of a platform for the post-Ellen er ...more
“CBE Model Successful,” Monrovia City Mayor
The Mayor of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), Clara Doe Mvogo, says the Community-Based Enterprise (CBE) model has been successful in the mun ...more
NGO Shares Global Youth Service Day With Nimba Orphans
Over 150 orphans of the House of Hope Orphanage in Ganta, Nimba County have had a different taste of the observance of Global Youth Services Day ...more
Urbanization Critical for Liberia's Development - Leon
The Program Manager of the Cities Alliance in Liberia says urbanization is critical to the development of cities in the country in the future. ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency