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General News of Thursday, 11 August 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Chief Justice swears in 19 new judges

The Chief Justice of Ghana, Georgina Theodora Wood, has sworn-in 19 new judges and magistrates.

The new judges and magistrates were elevated to the bench with a call on them to handle the administration of justice decently and responsibly.

Among the list are 12 Circuit Court Judges and seven Magistrates.

Mrs. Wood, who administered the oath of allegiance, the judicial oath and the oath of secrecy, cautioned the newly appointed judges against giving the Judicial Council the unpleasant duty of applying the ultimate sanction.

Mrs. Wood told the judges that their appointment was not a gift, but that their recruitment had been transparent, competitive and fairly done, for which reason they must be motivated to achieve the highest level of excellence in their careers.