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The Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, Her Ladyship Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo has advocated the linkage of various social interventions and reforms to support the alternative sentencing policy so as to make its implementation effective and efficient.
Speaking at a conference on how to consolidate efforts to enrich the zero draft Non-Custodial Sentencing Bill, she noted that, “there are all forms of social interventions that we must now also connect as a nation because if we don’t do so for the whole activity and you leave bits, they would continue to harm and draw down the effectiveness of what you want to do…’’.
His Lordship Justice Julius Ansah, a Justice of the Supreme Court, has charged newly sworn-in Commissioners for Oaths to act as unbiased witnesses to documents in order to prevent fraud.
“As sworn public officials you play an important role in the prevention of fraud and protection of what is involved by acting as official, unbiased witnesses to some documents. As a result of this, all Commissioners for Oaths should understand the duties and responsibilities of Commissioners for Oaths and properly perform your duties accordingly” he said.
Justice Julius Ansah was speaking at the swearing-in of the first batch of 300 Commissioners for Oaths in Accra, an activity in support of the ongoing exercise by the National Identifcation Authority to verify and register Ghanaians.