The Ministry of Justice has refuted article published in the New Footprint Newspaper that the Minister was in a media fray. In a release issued yesterday, the Ministry said it takes serious exception to the story describing it as a mere fabrication.


According to the release, the Ministry said it was disappointed by a story carried in Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Edition of the New Footprint Newspaper captioned: Justice Minister Sinks In Media Fray-As Armed Robbers Remain Defiant.


The Ministry further noted that at no time did Justice Minister and Attorney General Christiana Tah criticize her predecessor for not dong enough as insinuated by the paper. "Instead, the Minister praised her predecessor during the turning over ceremony," the release continued. The Attorney General, the release asserts, remains focused on strengthening the justice system and the rule of law, rather than getting involved with media tussle as claimed by the paper.


"The Ministry wonders why at this time when all Liberians including the New Footprint Newspaper should be fixed on how to move this country forward and help to create the environment free of harassment and intimidation by roaming criminals including armed robbers, would desire to engage in spreading disinformation and lie intended to undermine the vision of the Honorable Minister of Justice to curb crimes in the society," the release indicated.


Meanwhile, the Ministry is calling on media institutions to see it as partner in progress and join the Minister of Justice in implementing her vision to make Liberia crime free.