A delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice has paid a courtesy call on the Honorable Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh in Freetown on 11th March, 2019.
The purpose of the visit was to update the Vice President on activities surrounding the delegation’s visit to Sierra Leone. Edward Amanko Asante - President of the Court informed the Vice President that they were in the country on a sensitization drive on the work of the Court, and to make sure that awareness on the workings of the Court becomes public knowledge. Mr. Asante emphasized that their visit is part of the Court’s responsibilities to ensure that the Sierra Leonean public is informed on how to access the Court and know its jurisdiction.
Responding, Vice President Jalloh expressed his excitement about the visit of the delegation, and welcomed the team on behalf His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio and the People of Sierra Leone. Dr. Jalloh further expressed his gratitude to ECOWAS for sending an observation delegation to Sierra Leone during the 2018 elections, and commended the role played by the delegation during that electioneering period. He informed his audience that Sierra Leone is currently trying to put together a ECOWAS House, and is on the process of establishing an ECOWAS Early Warning System. He affirmed his impressions on the work of the Court in the past years. He noted that the existence of the Court is a clear indication of ECOWAS’ seriousness to enhance good governance and the rule of law.