An Accra-based legal practitioner and a former Deputy Minister for Local Government under Ex-President Kufuor’s administration, Captain Nkrabea Effah Dartey (rtd), is asking government to pay judges and magistrates well to curb corruption in the legal system.
Captain Nkrabea Effah Dartey (rtd) says corruption in the legal system can be curb when salaries of these judges and magistrates are increased.
“Government must increase the salaries of judges and improve working conditions in the entire Judicial system to stop corruption,” Captain Nkrabea Effah Dartey (rtd) told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7.
Captain Nkrabea Effah Dartey (rtd) also wants the government to restore police escorts to judges on grounds that their work exposes them to vile members of the public.
According to him, it is demeaning to offer them meager salaries and poor conditions of service.
He said if the country cherishes its democracy, the issue of salaries and conditions for judges should not be handled in the manner in which this case has been handled.