Press Release

APPOINTMENT OF NEW JUDICIAL SECRETARY

Rosemary Mroba Gaisie 02 October 2018

     SCR 176

                                                                                                  OCTOBER 2, 2018

         

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APPOINTMENT OF NEW JUDICIAL SECRETARY

Her Ladyship the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo, this afternoon swore-in Ms. Cynthia Pamela Akotoaa Addo as the new Judicial Secretary.

Ms. Addo takes over from His Lordship Justice Alex Berchie Poku-Acheampong, who will assume duty on the Court of Appeal Bench on October 8, 2018.  Ms. Addo’s appointment takes immediate effect.

Ms. Cynthia Pamela Akotoaa Addo is a lawyer with 29 years of diverse post qualification experience. She is a highly skilled professional known for creativity, exceptional organizational ability, resourcefulness, innovation, proven financial management skills and timely completion of major projects and assignments.

She holds an LL.B (Hons) and a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M with merit) from the University of London. Ms. Addo is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, the Bar of England and Wales and the International Bar Association, having been called to the Bar of England in 1989 as a member of Lincoln Inn and the Ghana Bar in 1997.

She joins the Judicial Service from the Ghana Export Import Bank (Ghana EXIM Bank) where she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance and Administration.

It is our expectation that the Ms. Addo will be given all the cooperation and support by the people of Ghana that will enable her to carry out her functions as Judicial Secretary effectively and efficiently.

By her appointment, Ms. Addo becomes the 16th Judicial Secretary since the First Republic.

 

GRACE TAGOE

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

JUDICIAL SERVICE

NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM HER LADYSHIP THE CHIEF JUSTICE, JUSTICE SOPHIA A.B. AKUFFO

Judicial Service 01 January 2018

The year 2018 presents an opportunity for the Judiciary to renew its commitment to the highest standards of judicial quality and output. It is for good reason that our theme for the 2017-2018 Legal Year is Quality Judges, Delivering Quality Justice.

As the third arm of State, we must endeavour at all times to be scrupulous and not capricious in the application of judicial discretion. We have to be keenly aware and judicially and socially conscious of the impact of our decisions on the larger society and the environment, if our judgments are to stand the test of relevancy. It is my expectation that in 2018, our Environmental Courts will hand down decisions that will provide the strongest indication of our commitment to the fight against illegal extraction of natural resources and other human activities detrimental to our environment.

We have a duty to ensure that our decisions have a positive impact on the society we serve. Our application of the law must be totally devoid of absurdity. The impact and effectiveness of our output must lead to judicial outcomes that provide assurance of law and order in this country. It is important not only for the institution but also for our democracy and the health of our nation. In the year 2018, we should exceed all expectations by delivering quality judgments and orders and working optimally through effective case management to produce excellence at all levels of Court.

I am confident that with the support of Court and administrative staff, working diligently and with focus and purpose, we will together, give the people of Ghana the quality justice they deserve and expect from us.

I wish you all a productive and successful 2018!

Afrihyiapa!

 

We use cookies to improve our website. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. For more information visit our Cookie policy. I accept cookies from this site. Agree