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UNODC Donates Books to Judicial Service

                         The Ghana Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), under its Global Maritime
                         Crime Programme has donated One hundred and sixty Manuals for Criminal Justice Practitioners on
                         Maritime Crime to the Judicial Service of Ghana.

                         The three-member delegation from the UNODC led by its Programme Specialist, Mr. Derrick Attachie,
                         reiterated the importance of key actors in the justice delivery system to be abreast of, and well informed
                         about naval matters, to aid their work.  The donation, according Mr. Derrick Attachie is ultimately aimed
                         at building the knowledge of Judges and Magistrates to carry out their work efficiently and effectively.

                                                         Mr. Derrick Attachie (2nd from left) presenting one of the books to
                                                             Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo (3rd from left)

                        To support the digitization drive of the Judicial Service’s library, Mr. Attachie promised to make available
                        soft copies of the Manual and other relevant materials.

                        In her response, Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo expressed great appreciation to the UNODC for
                        the donation. She reinforced the importance of continuous learning and implored them to assist the Judicial
                        Service in crafting appropriate curriculum for training Judges and Magistrates.


                                           Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo expressing her appreciation
                                                      to the representatives of UNODC for the donation


                         “There are many laws, but we as Judges are given the basic skills and training, so there is the need for
                         continual education. It will be good to get the full scope of learning to assist us, and we hope to be given
                         a wider curriculum for Judges on a year-round basis. We therefore look forward to a long-standing relationship
                         of learning and not just a one-off situation”, she said. 


                                            The UNODC delegation in a meeting with the CJ and her team of Directors

                          The donation at the Conference Room of the Administration Block of the Judicial Service in Accra, was
                          witnessed by the Judicial Secretary, Deputy Judicial Secretary, some High Court Judges, Directors and
                          Library Staff of the Judicial Service.

                          The Chief Justice subsequently handed over the Manuals to staff of the Supreme Court Library.

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