Judges face financial challenges


Justice Victor Ofoe, President of the Association of Magistrates and Judges, Ghana (AMJG), has expressed displeasure at the unfulfilled financial obligations of successive government to the Judiciary.

He said this placed heavy burdens of temptations on judges thereby serving as a major disincentive to service delivery and integrity.

Justice Ofoe was speaking at the 37th General Meeting of the AMJG last Wednesday.

He stated that budgets to run the Judicial Service had fallen in arrears of payment for more than two quarters.

“…how can a judge have the peace of mind to concentrate on his or her work if his or her landlord has not been paid his or her rent for almost 10 months now”, he said.

The president of the AMJG said His Excellency, President Nana Akufo Addo, had been very clear that he stood for the rule of law, hence the need for the judiciary to stand in a special position to entrench the rule of law.

Justice Victor Ofoe expressed belief that the Ministry of finance would respond positively in meeting the demands of the judiciary.




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