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Chief Justice Torkornoo Accepts NYA’s Charge to Mentor Youth

                        The Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo has expressed
                        her willingness to put her expertise at the disposal of the Ghanaian youth through mentorship. She was
                        speaking at the instance of a request for her nomination to become National Youth Authority (NYA)
                        Ambassador, during a courtesy call on her, in her Office by a delegation from the Authority.

                        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
                        Ghanaian youth.

                       “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.

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