Sierra Leone — The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara over the weekend (Saturday 6th February 2016) had an interactive meeting with Paramount Chiefs from the north to discuss issues of justice development at Chiefdom level and map out strategies to ensure that quality justice prevail in their localities.
The meeting, which also served as a social interaction between the Paramount Chiefs and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, was held in Makeni.
Addressing twenty one Paramount Chiefs, the Attorney General recalled when he was invited by His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to come from the international scene at the Special Court for Sierra Leone to serve as the country’s head of the Anti-Corruption Commission.
“I am happy to receive another call from my boss to help in the justice system,” he said, and commended President Koroma for his good leadership and for maintaining a good working relationship with Paramount Chiefs.
“H.E. wants us to understand your needs and help to address them,” he told the PCs, noting further that he will soon conduct a nationwide Justice Assessment tour to address the many challenges facing the sector.
“We don’t want the injustice that led to the rebel war to continue,” he said, noting further that he is planning to put in place a simple system that will address petty matters and also to have an alternative sentence system.
“I will continue to reduce backlog cases and ensure that more Judges are appointed to reside in the regions,” he said.
The Host Paramount Chief, PC Bai Sebora Kasanga II of Bombali Sebora Chiefdom, thanked the Attorney General for the initiative.
“You have made us all proud,” he said.