The visit was to present and discuss with Justice Torkornoo, key observations of a Business Environment
& Competiveness Survey conducted by the Chamber in 2022 and proffer some recommendations.
Discussions centered on delays in court hearings and frequent adjournments, virtual courts, corruption,
delayed judgments and the need to have more specialized courts.
CJ with members of delegation at the meeting
Mr. Duodu intimated that the survey found virtual courts to be very efficient and proposed its scope be
broadened and complemented by a stricter adherence to Cause Lists and allotted time frame.
(Strict Case Management Techniques)
Mr. Korieh Duodu briefing CJ on the findings of the survey
According to him, the Chamber, based on the survey, believes that the creation of specialized courts like
a Media and Human Rights Court, an Intellectual Property Court and a Technology & Construction Court
will create a greater and better judicial experience for Court Users, speed up the adjudication process
and ultimately, save cost.
The Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, expressed profound gratitude to the
Chamber for bringing to her attention the findings of the study.
She pledged her commitment to working with the Chamber in finding lasting solutions to the challenges
identified in the survey, paramount amongst them being her desire to collaborate with key stakeholders
to organize a Land Conference to dialogue on the myriad of challenges in the land sector.
The Hon. Lady Chief Justice explaining a point
The UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce is made up of businesses, business chambers, multilateral and bilateral
development partners committed to the cause of business environment reforms to minimize risks of doing business
in Ghana. According to the Chamber, the Business Environment & Competiveness Survey was done in 2022, with
306 businesses participating. The Chamber is optimistic, that the report on the survey would serve as a reference
and guide for stakeholders, investors, businesses and policymakers.