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Be Fair and Transparent in Justice Delivery – Anglican Bishop to Judiciary

                        The Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Victor Reginald Atta-Baffoe,
                        has called on Ghana’s Judiciary to be fair and transparent in its quest to build the pillars of justice

                        Bishop Atta-Baffoe made the call when delivering the sermon at a church service at the Cathedral Church
                        of the Most Holy Trinity in Accra, to mark the opening of the 66th Legal Year under the theme “Building the
                        Pillars of Justice”.

                        “Be fair in the process of justice delivery as our human dignity makes us equal in rights. Be transparent
                        and open in your actions in delivering justice. Be impartial and neutral in the decision making process”, he said.

                       Citing Isaiah 1: 17 as his foundational scripture, Bishop Atta-Baffoe mentioned that although the Prophet Isaiah
                       lived in a period of great economic success and political stability, injustice, inequity and inequality were rampant.
                       Hence, Isaiah taught that God requires righteousness and justice from all people at all times and in all spheres
                       of life. He noted that the world today in many ways mirrored the challenges that confronted the Prophet Isaiah.


                                                  Cross section of Judges and Magistrates at the Church Service 

                      He therefore cautioned the Judiciary to build the pillars of justice by administering justice with integrity to give
                      people hope as any ritual without justice becomes a form of idolatry. He noted that the call to do and seek
                      justice was a call from God that when obeyed, would attract God’s blessings.

                                                  CJ with Judges and Magistrates processing to the Church Service


                      The Chief Justice, Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo in her message to usher in the 2023/2024 Legal Year,
                      indicated, that the four areas she would be focusing on, in building the pillars of justice are; “Law, Ethics,
                      Assets and Due Process’ – giving the acronym ‘LEAD’.

                      She called on all stakeholders in the justice delivery system to support her to deepen the nexus between Law,
                      Ethics, Assets and Due process. It is the hope of the Chief Justice, that by doing so, the wheels of justice
                      would grind efficiently, effectively and with increasing finality.


                               (L-R) Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, Attorney-General Mr. Godfred Dameand the National President of the GBA,
                                                            Mr. Yaw Acheampong Boafo reading the first, second and third Bible scriptures


                     The Chief Justice, the Attorney-General & Minster for Justice, and the National President of the Ghana Bar
                     Association read the first, second and third Bible scriptures respectively.

                     The Clergy offered prayers for the nation and the three arms of government (i.e. The Executive, The Legislature
                     and The Judiciary), as well as the Chief Justice, Members of the Judicial Council, the Ghana Bar Association,
                     Management, Court Registrars and all staff of the Judicial Service.   

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