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UNDP boosts Judiciary of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s Chief Justice, Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards has on Monday February 8, 2021 received from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) fifteen Hewlett Packard desktops and fifteen computers to improve the virtual court system and enhance effective service delivery at the Judiciary.

The UNDP team led by Madam Kadi Jumu-Peters, Leader-Governance Cluster comprises the Project Manager, Rule of Law-Walter Neba; Senior Rule of Law and Human Rights Officer-Cheryl Sembie; Senior Rule of Law and Human Rights Officer-Ali B. Sesay and the Communications Assistant-Sulaiman Jalloh.

Handing over the items, Madam Kadi Jumu-Peters said they were very pleased to support the judiciary at all time to aid them facilitate their work. She commended the Chief Justice and her team for the massive reforms at the Judiciary.

Explaining the purpose of UNDP’s support, Walter Neba said it was part of their unwavering support to the Judiciary to ensure the virtual court system is maximized, effective and efficient. He added that the establishment of the Sexual Offences Model Court is very critical in addressing the high rate of sexual related offences and therefore UNDP saw the need to support the Court.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Judiciary, the Hon. Chief Justice said the items came at a time they were needed to enhance quality service delivery which the Judiciary is now known for.

“I am graciously grateful to your leadership and therefore want you to know that we cherish the donation which will go a long way to adding value to the work the Judiciary is doing,” the Chief Justice said.

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