The Judge of Criminal Court 'A' at the Temple of Justice says agricultural activities in the country have been thwarted as the deadly Ebola virus continues to disrupt the lives of citizens in Bong County.
Cllr. Josephus Boima Kontoe made the statement recently when he presented a 14-seater bus to the 9th Judiciary Circuit Court in Gbarnga, Bong County, on behalf of the Supreme Court of Liberia.
Receiving the bus on behalf of the employees of the 9th Judiciary Circuit Court, Stipendiary Magistrate Alfred Manigbolor thanked Chief Justice Francis Korkpo for being considerate to the court.
He said the Chief Justice has challenged the staff by reporting to work on time. Under the rules of the court, the Magistrate explained that the court should open to the public from Monday through Friday every week at 8 am prompt.
Commenting on another important national issue, Judge Kontoe called on the Liberian government to help farmers with seeds and implements to engage in farming activities.
He said Bong County, which is considered one of the food producing counties in Liberia, is experiencing a huge decline in food production for the local market as a result of the Ebola virus in the country.
Judge Kontoe indicated that the county would likely face the threat of severe food shortages because farmers in rural communities that were greatly affected by the Ebola are not perhaps willing to return to their farms for fear of the virus.
The Judge, who has 100 acres of farmland in Bong County, maintained that because of the epidemic, his expected yields are yet uncertain, saying that the number of workers on his farm has been reduced.