JPC Ends National Retreat In Bong
The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission has ended its Community Justice Advisors National Retreat in Gbarnga with numerous supervisors and Coordinators from across the Country in attendance.
The three-day retreat took place at the Young Men’s Christian Association –YMCA Bong County conference Hall in Gbarnga.
Briefing our Bong County Correspondent at the closure of the JPC National Retreat over the weekend, Rev.Fr. McDonald Nah stated that executive members including individuals hired by JPC and Carter Center gather at the national level annually to reexamine the “Access to Justice Project “and other activities that are being implemented by JPC and partners.
Fr. Nah revealed that the fifty-five justice actors hired by their organizations are trained annually to educate citizens on promoting and adhering to the rule of law. He said they also share ideas and discuss issues relative to their activities around the Country.
Rev. Fr.Nah told journalists that the purpose of the meeting is to reevaluate their project and financial goals under President George Manneh Weah’s Pro-Poor government for prosperity and Development.
The JPC National Director urged citizens to abide by the rule of law, adding that mob violence has become the subject of the day.
McDonald Nah recounted that people should respect the rule of law in order to maintain the fragile peace and promote a violence-free society.
The event brought together participants from eight of Liberia’s fifteen Counties, namely: Bong, Nimba, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Lofa Grand Gedeh, Maryland, and Montserrado among others.
According to the Justice and Peace Commission National Director, they are partnering with the Carter Center with support from the Swedish government.
For their part, some of the participants who spoke to newsmen following the official closing ceremony, George Philip Mulbah, Andrew Dolo, Avetus Nagbe and Henry Togbah extended gratitude to the organizers and promised to implement the knowledge and skills they have acquired and continue to learn from the entity’s training.