The three-member delegation from the UNODC led by its Programme Specialist, Mr. Derrick Attachie,
reiterated the importance of key actors in the justice delivery system to be abreast of, and well informed
about naval matters, to aid their work. The donation, according Mr. Derrick Attachie is ultimately aimed
at building the knowledge of Judges and Magistrates to carry out their work efficiently and effectively.
Mr. Derrick Attachie (2nd from left) presenting one of the books to
Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo (3rd from left)
To support the digitization drive of the Judicial Service’s library, Mr. Attachie promised to make available
soft copies of the Manual and other relevant materials.
In her response, Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo expressed great appreciation to the UNODC for
the donation. She reinforced the importance of continuous learning and implored them to assist the Judicial
Service in crafting appropriate curriculum for training Judges and Magistrates.
Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo expressing her appreciation
to the representatives of UNODC for the donation
“There are many laws, but we as Judges are given the basic skills and training, so there is the need for
continual education. It will be good to get the full scope of learning to assist us, and we hope to be given
a wider curriculum for Judges on a year-round basis. We therefore look forward to a long-standing relationship
of learning and not just a one-off situation”, she said.
The UNODC delegation in a meeting with the CJ and her team of Directors
The donation at the Conference Room of the Administration Block of the Judicial Service in Accra, was
witnessed by the Judicial Secretary, Deputy Judicial Secretary, some High Court Judges, Directors and
Library Staff of the Judicial Service.
The Chief Justice subsequently handed over the Manuals to staff of the Supreme Court Library.