MONROVIA: The Plenary of the Honorable House of Representatives on Thursday, March 17 ratified two Acts establishing two Magisterial Courts in the Republic of Liberia.
The House unanimously passed an Act declaring a Magisterial Area; the Kpogblen Magisterial Court within Grand Bassa County.
The motion was proffered by Margibi County District #2 Representative Ivar Jones.
The proponent of the Kpogblen Magisterial Act was Grand Bassa County District #5 Representative Thomas Goshua.
Also on the 18th day sitting on Thursday, the House approved an Act to Establish the Omega Magisterial Court in District #4, Paynesville City, Montserrado County. Sinoe County District #3 Representative Matthew Zarzar made the motion for the passage.
Rep. Rustontonlyn Suacoco Dennis was the sponsored of the Omega Magisterial Court Act.
The House’s decision to pass the two Acts followed a report from a Special Committee of the Kpogblen and Omega Magisterial Courts, chaired by Grand Bassa County District #1 Representative Hans M. Barchue.
The Representative Barchue’s report outlined the importance of the Magisterial Courts and said the ‘court’ will not only enhance access to justice or to encourage citizens and residents of these areas to use the judiciary system in seeking redress in legal matters, but will also reduce widespread criminality amongst the citizens and residents.