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British High Commissioner Calls on Chief Justice

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The British High Commissioner, Mr. Iain Walker, has called on the Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah to discuss issues of mutual concern. The visit afforded Mr. Walker the opportunity to personally congratulate the Chief Justice on his appointment.

Mr. Walker raised issues with the turnaround time in adjudication of cases in Ghana and hoped it could be improved. He indicated his readiness to support the work of the Judiciary to consolidate the gains made over the years.

For his part, the Chief Justice mentioned inadequate courts across the country as one challenge which affects justice delivery, stressing, that more courts will reduce the pressure on the existing ones.  “We need more courts so that the workload will be evenly distributed. We are trying to modify the architectural design of buildings to have two courts; Circuit Court and District Court, in one building” he emphasized.

Justice Anin Yeboah was grateful to the UK government, for funding the production of Manual on Election Petition for two consecutive times; 2012 and 2016. He was hopeful the Judiciary and the Judicial Service can count on the UK government to revise the Manual, as well as help train High Court Judges on new legislations which have been enacted since the last election in 2016.

A Justice of the Supreme Court, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, made a proposal for the development of an ADR Manual and funding for structures to judicial management and executing post judgment processes.

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