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Ghana’s Judiciary has been commended for its efforts at making Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) an integral part of the justice delivery system. According to a Professor of Criminal Justice and Director at the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution at the California State University, Sacramento, USA, Prof. Ernest Uwazie, Ghana, no doubt is a force to reckon with in the sub-region and to a large extent, on the African continent, when it comes to issues of ADR. He said it is therefore important to continue to initiate measures to sustain the interest of the populace, so as to enhance access to justice through ADR.
The Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah, has called for the strengthening of the ECOWAS Court of Justice. Justice Anin Yeboah said the Court needs to review the four-year tenure of the justices and also increase the number of justices from five to seven in order to boost the Court's capacity to meet its mandate.
The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, has inaugurated a One-Stop Centre for victims of domestic violence and all other forms of gender based violence at the Police Headquarters in Accra.
The Chief Justice of the Republic, His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah has entreated the State to apply a bit more resources to provide court infrastructure to support the cause of effective and efficient justice delivery in Ghana.
Speaking at the 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of Magistrates and Judges (AMJG) in Accra, the Head of Ghana’s Judiciary and the Judicial Service, admitted with regret, the serious constraints of the third arm of government, amongst them, personnel and infrastructure deficits;
The outgoing President of the Association of Magistrates and Judges (AMJG) Justice Senyo Dzamefe (JA) has advised Judges and Magistrates to constantly be in tune with, or quickly adjust to the fast changing technological world of work, so as to remain efficient and effective in the discharge of their duties.
He was addressing members of the AMJG at its 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Accra, which had the theme: “The Quandary of the Judge in the Digital World”.
His Lordship the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, has called for the fullest commitments from the various stakeholders to ensure the complete rollout of the Ghana’s Case Tracking System (CTS) throughout the country as well as its sustainability. The call was made in a speech read on his behalf by His Lordship Justice Yonny Kulendi (JSC) at a sensitization workshop organized by the USAID Justice Sector Support Activity at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra.
Twenty-Four jurors who have served in Ghana’s legal system for periods ranging from three to fourteen years have retired.
At a brief ceremony to honour them, the Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah, thanked them for their selfless service to Ghana and to the legal system.
The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, The Most Rev. Dr. Paul K. Boafo, has called on Ghanaians to allow justice and righteousness prevail in society and be a standard of daily life.