The Judiciary of Sierra Leone through the office of the Master and Registrar has issued a public notice regarding the closure of all Courts including Magistrates, High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court.

In the public notice, they informed that there will be three days of Judicial Recess effective 27th September to 29th September 2022.

According to the release issued by the communication department, there will be no court sitting nationwide to enable the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (JLTI) to conduct professional training for Magistrates and Registrars. The training program will be on the management and administration of Court cases at all levels.

Professional training and capacity development of all staff is very pivotal to the current Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards.

According to the communication Director, access to justice and effective and efficient administration of justice are very fundamental in their operations. To achieve those objectives, he said continued professional training should be the springboard to achieving the Judiciary’s Constitutional Mandate.

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

He said amidst the huge support provided by the Government of Sierra Leone, there are still challenges such as no vehicle for their Magistrate.

For the Judges, the Judiciary Communications hard said some are without vehicles and the Judiciary always 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.

He called on the public to visit his office to discuss the way forward in building a better Judiciary at the envy of all instead of opposing.