The Communication Director at the Judiciary of Sierra Leone who also doubles as the spokesman for the Honorable Chief Justice has affirmed that, upon a written request for access, Law Court buildings across the country can be accessed by any citizen of Sierra Leone who wishes to avail themselves of first-hand evidence of how the Judiciary operates.

Mr. Elkass Sannoh said whilst it is good to criticize and oppose, citizens, should also reach out to his office to learn more about developments across the country in the Judiciary Sector.
Mr. Sannoh was stating this yesterday September 29th, 2022 whilst informing of how the Judiciary will today resume normal operations after a 3 day of staff training break.

The three-day Judicial Recess which started on the 27th of September ended yesterday. According to the Communication Department of the Judiciary of Sierra Leone, there has been no Court sitting nationwide to enable the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (JLTI) to conduct professional training for Magistrates and Registrars.
The training program was on the management and administration of Court cases at all levels.

The communications Czar said that Professional training and Capacity development of all staff is very pivotal to the current chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards.

According to Sannoh, access to justice and the effective administration of justice are very fundamental in their operations. To achieve these objectives, he said continued professionalism should be the springboard to achieving the Judiciary’s constitutional mandate.

He briefly spoke about the recent Assize Church Service with the profession of Judges, Magistrates, and staff members last weekend at the Saint George’s Cathedral Church to mark the official opening of the 2022 September Session of the High Court.

He said admits the huge support provided by the government of Sierra Leone, there are still challenges such as no vehicle for their Magistrates.
For the Judges, Mr. Sannoh said some are still without vehicles and the Judiciary always has to embark on hiring vehicles for their Judges and administrative staff to do their work.
He called for more financial support for the Judiciary as justice is very expensive across the world.

It was during the engagement that Mr. Sannoh called on the public to visit his office to discuss the way forward in building a better Judiciary that will be the envy of all, instead of for citizens to just automatically opposing.