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Govt pays tribute to late Chief Justice Lewis

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The late Chief Justice, Johnnie Lewis
The late Chief Justice, Johnnie Lewis

( 5, 2015)-The Liberian Government has paid tribute to the country’s fallen former Chief Justice, Johnnie Lewis.

The Government described the late Justice Lewis as a patriot to be remembered for his commitment to the principles of justice.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf paid the official tribute Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the State Funeral of the late Chief Justice at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia.

President Johnson-Sirleaf recounted the former Chief Justice’s many positive contributions to making the justice system viable.

The Liberian Leader said: “The partial results of Justice Lewis’ outstanding services to the nation are visible in the physical structures constructed by his administration.”

“Courts, with his name written in engraved marble, were built during his tenure. These buildings remain as physical monuments by which Liberians will forever remember him for his services to the state,” she further noted.

The President then prayed for the bereaved family’s comfort and consoled them for God to grant his soul perfect peace and light perpetual shines on him.

Also paying tribute, on behalf of the National Legislature, at the State Funeral, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, said Justice Lewis will be remembered for the judicial reform instituted by his (Lewis’) administration.

In addition to the construction of several courts across Liberia, Speaker Tyler named judicial workers’ wage increment as Justice Lewis’ meaningful contributions to the nation’s building process.


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