By James K. Kadi, Jr.
Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor has warned employees at the Temple of Justice against involvement into political activities.
Chief Justice Korkpor said it is forbidden for employees of the Judiciary to engage in political activities, which he considered ‘conflict of interest’.
The Chief Justice spoke Monday during the joint opening of Criminal of “A, B, C, D & E,” at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia.
He said “this election is very critical for you and I and no worker should use this institution as a political ground for running campaign.”
The Chief Justice said any employee wanting to go into politics; he or she should decide to leave the institution.
Justice Korkpor disclosed that a delegation from ECOWAS Court is expected in the country on February, 19, 2017 to conduct a seminar for judicial workers. He called on all members of courts to attend the seminar to get better understanding of the functions of the ECOWAS Court.
In his charge, Judge S. Gevon Smith of Criminal Court “B” said the court must uphold and maintain an independent position in dispensing justice.
He believes that the integrity of the judiciary is critical to ensuring transparency and independence, noting “it is incumbent on us to visually demonstrate what the value system represents in our behavior towards our work and other stakeholders.”