The delegation informed the Chief Justice that the nomination by the NYA’s Governing Board and
Management to serve as a mentor is based on the belief that her exemplary life would inspire the
“I accept your request with a sense of privilege because when people ask you to be a mentor, it means
you are what they expect to be. I am a willing partner to work with you to the extent that it won’t affect
the work of the Judiciary and its independence” she said.
The Chief Justice welcomed her nomination in excitement and informed the NYA delegation of her
desire to form “Justice Clubs” in Schools across the country to educate young people on the law.
Further to this, she hopes to reward young people who raise the bar, in their efforts to help maintain
law and order in their schools and communities through an Award Scheme.
Hon. Lady Chief Justice, Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo
making a point to the delegation at the meeting
Chief Justice Torkornoo called for further deliberations on the subject matter to put it in proper context
for effective implementation.
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority, Mr. Pius Enam Hadzide, who led the 10-member
delegation said the Hon. Lady Chief Justice aside from serving as a mentor, would also be the Patron for
the Authority’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations slated for next year; 2024.
“We know your voice and opinions are highly considered in places that matter hence we came to you for
support, he said.
At the meeting, the Judicial Service of Ghana and the National Youth Authority agreed to work in partnership
in a number of areas, including Juvenile Justice Reforms, Legal Education and Advocacy and Capacity Building;
all aimed at promoting the development of young people across the country.
Mr. Hadzide reiterated the Authority’s commitment to promoting youth oriented initiatives in fulfilling its mandate,
and as part of the national development agenda.
Group photograph of NYA officials with Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo
and some members of the Judicial Service
He was hopeful the NYA’s partnership with the Judicial Service which will focus on community based activities
targeted at young people, will including training, and creating the enabling environment for young people to
learn, grow and thrive.
Mr. Pius Enam Hadzide, Executive Officer, National Youth Authority
reading some portion of the NYA Act to CJ
“The National Youth Authority is poised to make a difference”, he added.
On behalf of the National Youth Authority, Mr. Hadzide presented copies of the National Youth Policy
to Chief Justice Torkornoo.
Chief Justice Torkornoo commended the Authority for taking initiatives to empower the Ghanaian youth.