By Joyce Danso, GNA
Jan. 10, GNA – The Chief Justice Ms Sophia A. Akuffo on Thursday sworn in eight
Circuit Court Judges at ceremony in Accra with a charge on the judges to
identify golden threads in cases in order to ensure smooth resolution.
to the Chief Justice, judges should not be deterred with complex matters but
rather identify the golden thread in them to resolve such cases.
Akuffo who administered the Oath of Allegiance, the Judicial and Oath of
Secrecy to the newly appointed judges advised them to ensure that their actions
in or outside the courtroom shaped the institution of justice delivery in the
judges, you should be guided by the Code of Ethics of your profession,” she
further reminded the judges to avoid unduly delaying cases since that creates
the foundation for backlog of cases.
further advised them to adopt Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism in their
case management efforts.
Gloria Akuffo, Minister of Justice and Attorney General congratulated the newly
appointed judges and urged them to approach their work with dignity.
to her, dignity would earned them respect from the bench and the bar.
Minister of Justice urged the judges to approach their work with all
seriousness no matter how small a case might be.
should not hesitate to ask if you do not understand the law, no one know all
the law,” she said.
Cynthia Pamela A. Addo, Judicial Secretary congratulated the judges for
successfully going through rigorous recruitment process conducted by the
Judicial Service and the Appointment Committee of the Judicial Council.
Addo said as Circuit Judges, they are a point of contact with the public and
urged them to give the public a good and positive impression about the bench.
Tony Forson, President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) said the nation
expect so much from judges and urged them to refresh themselves with the law.
Forson urged the Judicial Service not hesitate to crack the whips on erring
GBA will expose and petition erring judges to protect the sanctity of the
Judicial Service,” he said.
Justice Senyo Dzamefe, President of the Association of Magistrate and Judges of
Ghana (AMJG) appealed to the judges to be discipline by adhering to dates and
time they gave.
Justice Dzamefe said as Circuit Court judges they are to deliver simple and
reasoned judgments as to why litigants win or lose cases.
should zero tolerance for corruption and be careful of whom you interact with,”
Dorinda Smith-Arthur on behalf of her colleague judges promised to administer
justice without fear or favour.
rest of the new circuit court judges are: Alfred Kwabena Asiedu, Veronique
Abena Praba Manfort, Charles Kwasi Acheampong, Sylvester Nii Okine Ablorh,
Joyce Boahen, Rita Amonyiwah Edusah and Anthony Aduku-Aidoo.