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Chartered Institute of Taxation Pays Courtesy Call on Chief Justice

A 13-member delegation from the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana (CITG), led by its President, Mr. George Ohene Kwatia, has paid a courtesy call on Her Ladyship the Chief Justice, Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo at the Chief Justice’s Conference Room in Accra.

                         The purpose of the visit, according to the Institute’s Chairman for Education & Training, Mr. Francis Timore Boi,
                         was to present to the Judiciary and further engage on key recommendations regarding the work of the Courts.
                         These key recommendations were contained in a Communique issued by the Chartered Institute of Taxation,
                         Ghana following its 11th Annual International Tax Conference under the theme “Taxation and Economic Development,
                         a review of Ghana’s Tax Policies.



                               

                                                                          Mr. Francis Timore Boi addressing CJ

 

                       According to Mr. Timore Boi, a key recommendation is the establishment of special tax courts. According to him, the
                       Institute strongly believes special tax courts will expedite tax dispute resolutions and ensure timely determination of tax cases.

                       The Institute further seeks collaboration in areas of capacity building. Mr. Boi informed Chief Justice Sackey Torkornoo of the
                       Institute’s readiness and commitment to offering technical support and engaging in capacity-building activities to help Judges
                       deliver justice. “Our aim is to foster the development of a highly effective tax court system and promote efficient tax dispute
                       resolution”, he said. 

                       For her part, Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo stated that the Judiciary has taken note of the recommendations made in
                       the Communique and pledged to institute structures for the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana to work effectively with the
                       Judicial Service of Ghana to achieve shared goals. She encouraged the Institute to constitute a Curriculum Committee to join the
                       Users Committee of the Judicial Service to draft a Curriculum fit for purpose.

 
                      
                                                Justice Gertrude Torkornoo (CJ) making a point to the delegation 

                                

                       Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo further indicated that it had become necessary for the Judicial Service of Ghana to have a standing
                       development Curriculum Committee which would work closely with the Judicial Training Institute and be responsible for the training
                       and capacity building needs of Judges and Staff. She pledged to see to its implementation.

 

 
                         
                                                 CJ in a group photograph with the delegation and some members of the Judiciary

 

                        Present at the meeting were the Judicial Secretary and Judges from the Commercial Court Division of the High Court.

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