Magistrate Komba Kamanda was last Wednesday awarded for his hard work and dedication in the Judiciary in the Eastern region by the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) Sierra Leone at a ceremony held at the Law Court building along Reservation Road in Kenema City.
Addressing the gathering, the chairman of the ceremony, Titus Mansalay, disclosed that the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is a Non Governmental Organization advocating on human right issues across the nation for the development of the country, indicating that Magistrate Komba Kamanda was awarded because of his service to the people particularly in Kailahun and Kenema Districts in assisting in accessing justice for all and sundry. Mansalay described the resident Magistrate as a positive man of integrity who is always ready to work within the ambit of the laws of Sierra Leone and appealed to other law officers to copy the good example of Magistrate Komba Kamanda at all times in accessing and dispensing justice to the public.
Giving the overview of the ceremony, Coordinator of the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) John B. Sivalie said the award is in recognition of the assiduous and relentless effort made by Magistrate Komba Kamanda in enhancing access to justice by members of the public in the eastern region.
Mr. Sivalie further disclosed that Magistrate Kamanda also served in Tongo Field in the Lower Bambara Chiefdom in Kenema District, Daru and Kailahun Town in the Kailahun District adding that he has gone an extra mile to have speedy trial of cases in the Eastern region.
He described him as positive and approachable by the public in the performance of official duty in ensuring the retention of human rights in the administration of justice.
Responding, Magistrate Komba Kamanda thanked the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) for the award adding that it will inspire him to continue to work hard as expected of him in the region in accessing justice as prescribed by the law of the country and assured all that he will continue to protect the human rights of individuals arraigned before him. He appealed to the general community to maintain peace and order within their community.