Judiciary of Sierra Leone Communications, Saint George’s Cathedral, George Street Freetown, 27th September 2021: The Judiciary of Sierra Leone has yesterday (Sunday, 26th) ended the judicial service as part of activities marking the official opening of the 2021/2022 Judicial year.
Preaching at the Saint George’s Cathedral on the theme, “For we’re his workmanship created in Christ Jesus onto good works, which God hath before ordained that We should walk in them,” His Lordship Bishop Thomas A. I. Wilson, Bishop of the Anglican Dioceses of Freetown admonished Judges and staff members of the Judiciary to dispense justice with the fear of God and in the interest of all.
He told the congregants that his attention had been drawn to various media outlets about remarkable reforms in the Judiciary under His Lordship Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards, Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
He told the congregation that those reforms have justified the need for God’s continued direction of the leadership of the Judiciary.
Scripture readings were done by the Honourable Chief Justice and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Anthony Y. Brewah.
The activities commenced on Tuesday, 21st September with the opening of the High Court Criminal Session with a total of 96 cases which were presided over by Honourable Justice Alusine Sesay (JSC), who later assigned those cases to various Judges.
On Friday 24th September 2021, the Honourable Chief Justice, Judges of the Superior Court of Judicature as well as members of staff converged at Masjid Hamdallah on Naimbana Street in Freetown, where Muslim prayers were observed.
Delivering his sermon during the Jumaah prayer on Friday, Court of Appeal Judge, Honourable Justice Alhaji Momoh-Jah Stevens admonished worshipers to be humble in the discharge of their duties regardless of status.
He reminded worshipers to have and practice the fear of God in every sphere of their lives and to be mindful of the day of accountability and stewardship before Allah on the day of judgement.
Justice Momoh-Jah Stevens used the occasion to briefly introduce Honourable Judges of the Superior Court of Judicature to the public and other administrative staff, and implored worshipers to uphold the tenets of Islam especially the paying of zakat, which is one of the pillars of Islam.
The service was held in recognition of God’s Supremacy and rulership in the affairs of men and from whom all strength is drawn in the discharge of our daily activities.
The activities will continue on to the 1st of October 2021 when the Civil Session of the High Court will also be opened to mark the full commencement of the 2021/2022 judicial calendar.