LNBA Commends Government On State Of Emergency… Lauds International Community For Support Against Ebola

By Edwin G. Wandah

The Liberian National Bar Association-LNBA has commended Liberians for the level of improvements made during this period of the deadly Ebola virus which continues to claim the lives of several people.

Recently at its emergency Executive Committee held at its Ashmum Street office in Monrovia, the Executive Committee members noted with grave concern the rapid spread of the Ebola Epidemic in the country.

In further development, the LNBA, with solidarity to the President and Government of the Republic of Liberia joined in the fight against the deadly virus, at least by containing the outbreak in other parts of the country.

The Liberian National Bar Association-LNBA also used the occasion to express deepest condolences to those who lost their relatives, friends and loved ones during this period of pain and agony that the nation is faced with.

The LNBAfurther acknowledges the latest action taken by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Government of Liberia to mobilize resources, technical assistance and the citizenry in an effort to fight and contain this deadly disease.

During its Executive Meeting on July 30, 2014, the LNBA welcomed the action of Liberia’s declaration of a National Emergency, which the LNBA says is supported by Article 13 of the 1986 Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, “the Declaration of the State of Emergency consistence with 86 “a” and “b”.

It further stated that 86 “a” and “b” would have the full force and effect necessary to achieve the desired goal without any apprehension. Additionally, the release further indicated that the Minister of Health and Social Welfare consistent with chapter “13” and “14” of the Public Health Law should make appropriation for the recommendation for Presidential actions under the State of emergency.

Meanwhile, the LNBA has also commended the Honorable Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia for the massive awareness made during these times of Ebola outbreak in the country.

The latest commendation was taken as the Honorable Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia galvanized support at the Judiciary in joining the fight against the dreadful Ebola virus.

“We encourage all Judges of Courts outside the Temple of Justice premises and Magistrates to implement the steps taken by the Honorable Supreme Court to reduce its staff,” the release is quoted as saying.