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Carter Center Conducts ‘Access To Justice’ Training For Chiefs
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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.
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