GBA President Highlights the Need to Improve Safety & Security of Judges and the Entire Judiciary

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GBA President Highlights the Need to Improve Safety & Security of Judges and the Entire Judiciary
GBA President Highlights the Need to Improve Safety & Security of Judges and the Entire Judiciary

Africa-Press – Ghana. President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Mr Yaw Acheampong Boafo has highlighted the need for the security of judges to be improved especially in the election year.

He said that a safe and secure judiciary is essential in ensuring that our judges and magistrates and court staff work and discharge their legal duties and go about the resolution of their cases without fear of favour and upholding the rule of law.”

Mr Boafo was speaking at the remembrance service for the Martyrs of the Rule of Law, held at the Cavalry Baptist Church in Accra on Sunday, June 30.

He said “We cannot afford to witness and deal with similar acts of threats, intimidation, violence, vigilantism, and lawlessness, which can affect the peace and stability of Ghana and our general cast to consolidate our democratic and economic development.

“Yet still, the marking of a day like this should serve as a constant reminder of the need for the state government, and the management of the judicial service to enhance the security and safety of judges at all levels of the judiciary.”

He added “Some few years ago, Justice Senyo Dzamefe of the Court of Appeal, as then President of the Association of Judges and Magistrates of Ghana, made a call for the installation of circuit television cameras at the courts to ensure surveillance of criminals and unscrupulous persons who may want to target judges and other court users.

“The GBA finds that thoughtful and implores upon government and management of the judicial service, that safe and secure judiciary is essential in ensuring that our judges and magistrates and court staff work and discharge their legal duties and go about the resolution of their cases without fear of favour and upholding the rule of law.”

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