Hon. Alhassan Abdallah Iddi, Chairman, Judiciary Committee of Parliament
Members of the Judiciary Committee of Parliament observed court proceedings in selected High Courts
and Circuit Courts, and finally, the Supreme Court, after which they met with the Chief Justice,
His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah and a number of Supreme Court Judges.
At the meeting with the Chief Justice and other Supreme Court Judges, Hon. Alhassan Abdallah Iddi
highlighted a number of observations made during their tour of the courts within the three-day period.
A Magistrate making a point An MP explaining how Parliament works Group photograph of Magistrates and MPs
“We would like to bring to your attention a number of observations made and put them under two main headings – policy issues
and administrative issues. With the policy issues, we would discuss and send same to Parliament and the administrative issues has
to do with the Lower Courts, he said.
MPs observing proceedings in the High Court High court Judges sharing their concerns LCC Manager making a point to the MPs
Issues discussed included the need for Judges to have research assistants to facilitate their work, accessible and affordable justice,
infrastructure deficits, e-justice, security and safety of Judges and improving technology to facilitate court sittings.
Hon. Alhassan Abdallah Iddi used the occasion to appeal to the Chief Justice to share major policy decisions taken, with the Committee.
‘When you take major policy decisions kindly share with us. Make use of us, as we are your mouthpiece on the floor of Parliament”, he said.
Chief Justice His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah making a point to the MPs
For his part, His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah expressed appreciation to Members of the Committee for the visit.
He reiterated the commitment of the Service to address the challenges in judicial administration and requested
more collaboration from Parliament in addressing them.
“We are actively working to be abreast with modern technologies to facilitate virtual courts to cut down on
challenges of people travelling to court. Infrastructure improvement is quite apparent in the last two years.
We are also working to replicate e-justice in the regions”, he said.
The Judiciary Committee of Parliament were accompanied by some of their clerks, research assistants and other parliamentary staff.