30.01.2008 General News

New Judges And Magistrates Sworn Into Office

By ISD (Darling Dodoo)
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Eight circuit court judges and nineteen District Magistrates were sworn into office, yesterday at the Chief Justice's court, in Accra.

The Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood as part of her legal duties, performed the swearing-in ceremony.

The Chief Justice advised the newly sworn-in judges and magistrates to exhibit a high sense of integrity and commitment as their new positions chart a new course in their life.

She encouraged them to be selfless, efficient and not to use the powers vested in them at the expense of others.

Mrs Gertrude Aikens, Acting Director of Public Prosecution, from the Attorney Generals Department, stated that in Ghana, when laws and orders are made people tend to flout them at their own convenience. These tend to give rise to issues like streetism and the like which are on the increase.

She said justice must be accessible, affordable and quick explaining, that is why laws and orders must be enforced and justice be dispensed to all as fast as possible using their new office and also more importantly to fight streetism.

The President of the Ghana Bar Association, Nii Osae Mills, assured the newly sworn-in judicial officials that they are going to work for the enhancement of their working environment and resources for working efficiently.

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