Let’s consolidate gains made in judicial reforms – Justice Torkornoo


By
Christopher Arko, GNA

Accra, Dec.10, GNA –
Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkornoo, an Attraction Court docket Judge, nominated by
President Nana Akufo-Addo to the Supreme Court docket has emphasised the require to
consolidate the manufactured in the ongoing in Ghana.

According to her,
one particular of the substantial reforms in the judicial method was the introduction of the
Digital Justice (E-Justice) Technique meant to strengthen the administration of
justice by safeguarding the integrity of the courtroom, preserve time and funds for
court docket buyers.

“I believe that we have
carried out so numerous reforms now, and it is critical to consolidate the gains of
all those reforms ahead of we incorporate on extra,” she said.

Justice Torkonoo designed
the statement when she appeared prior to the Appointments Committee of Parliament
on Tuesday for vetting to the Supreme Court docket.

President Nana
Akufo-Addo on November 12, 2019 nominated Justice Gertrude Torkornoo and two
other judges, Justice Lovelace Johnson and Justice Mariama Owusu, equally Charm
Court Judges for the Supreme Courtroom.

The a few were being to
exchange Justices Vida Akoto-Bamfo and Sophia Adinyira, both of whom have
retired as nicely as the Main Justice, Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo, who retires
on December 20, 2019.

For every Short article 144
Clause 1 of the 1992 Structure, the President appoints a justice of the
Supreme Court docket as Chief Justice, in consultation with the Council of State and
with the approval of Parliament.

Article 144 (2) also
enjoins the President to talk to with the Council of State and post the names
and curricula vitae of nominees for appointment to the Supreme Courtroom.

Immediately after the completion
of consultations with the Council of Point out, in accordance with Short article 144 (2),
the President then has to seek out the approval of Parliament for the appointment
of the nominees as justices of the Supreme Court.

Justice Torkonoo
also introduced that the judiciary was presently deploying a monitoring and
analysis software, incorporating what was wanted to deliver about the transformations
was the cultural and attitudinal transform in the way people today do enterprise at the
court docket.

She more argued
for restrictive timelines for some of the court procedures, mainly because some
litigants had been abusing the court treatments.

On a problem of judges,
officials and other staff members acquiring items, which could be viewed as bribes, posed
by Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, Justice Torkornoo stated given the character of
their do the job, associates of the judiciary really should stay away from accepting gifts entirely,
safe and sound from maybe one’s individual little one or immediate family members member.

“Beyond a quite close
circuit, make it your exercise to remain absent from presents altogether due to the fact of
the judicial operate. That is the scenario with the judiciary for occasion,
so I believe each and every establishment really should do that assessment,” she extra.

GNA

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