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General News of Thursday, 2 August 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

We won’t spare corrupt judges – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has cautioned the country’s judges against corruption adding that judges who misconduct themselves will be dealt with according to the law.

Speaking at the swearing-in of some seven high court judges at the Jubilee House in Accra, Nana Akufo-Addo said the judiciary should redeem itself from the perception of corruption.
The government sacked over 20 judges who were indicted in the judicial corruption expose by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ work in 2015.

“This cannot and must not be allowed, to continue, and any judge found to be misconducting himself or herself, should know that he or she will face the full rigors of the law, ” the President said.

The seven judges who were sworn include; Afia Nyarko Adu-Amankwa, John Ekow Mensah, Janet Anima Maafo, Matthew Kyeremateng, Joan Eyi King, Frederick Tetteh, and Mr. John Eugene Nyante Nyadu.

The President also urged judges of the High Court to exhibit honesty and integrity in their work.

In June, the Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana were upset that the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, was being made to look like a trades union representative in the negotiations over salaries and conditions of service.

The Association feels there should be systems in place to address the salary concerns of judges.

These concerns were made as the Association again served notice that it may strike over their salaries and conditions of service.