PRESIDENT URGES GHANA’S JUDICIARY TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO FIGHT CORRUPTION

ACCRA, — President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn into office five new judges of the Appeals Court here with a call to the Judiciary to support the work of the Special Prosecutor to stem corruption in the country.

He said here Wednesday that with the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, having been sworn into office to ensure accountability of public officials, past and present, who engaged in acts of corruption and financial malfeasance, it is my expectation that you will help facilitate the work of this Office.

The new Appeals Court judges are Justice Nicholas Charles Abbey Agbevor, Justice Alex Berchie Poku-Acheampong, Justice Anthony Kwadwo Yeboah, Justice Merley Afua Wood, and Justice Amma Abuakwa Gaisie, who is a former Solicitor-General.

President Akufo-Addo administered the Judicial, Secrecy and Allegiance oaths, and later presented the judges with a scroll, which is a symbol of their instrument of office. It was the first time the President was appointing judges to the superior courts.

The President stressed that the growth of the nation demanded a judiciary which commands the respect of the people by the nature of its delivery of justice and by the comportment of its judges. It is vitally important that we have judges who are honest, possess integrity, and a sound knowledge of the law, he said.

He called on the public sector, the security agencies, the private sector, political parties, civil society, religious bodies and the traditional authorities, irrespective of their differences, to work together for the good Ghana.

It is a collective enterprise to which we should all commit ourselves in unity and in sincerityfor my part, I have unshakable faith in the boundless prospects of the Ghanaian people and in Ghana’s future,’ he said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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