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CJ bemoans indiscipline in the legal profession

Chief Justice Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo, has bemoaned the rapidly increasing pace of indiscipline in the legal profession.

Justice Akuffo admitted the justice delivery system was bedeviled with systematic and human challenges, but was quick to add such challenges should not be a yardstick to corrupt the Bar and the Bench.

Addressing the opening session of the Annual General Conference of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), underway in Sunyani, Justice Akuffo urged the GBA to observe optimal compliance with the ethics of the legal profession in the course of their constitutional duties.

She emphasised that citizens deserved legal systems easily accessible, cost and time effective in the administration of justice.

Justice Akuffo advocated the establishment of special Courts that would focus on the prosecution of environmental- related cases.

She expressed worry about the rapid destruction of the environment due to illegal logging, mining and other uncontrolled human activities which were rapidly depleting forest resources.

It is on the theme “Saving the Future Generation from the Scourge of Corruption and Environmental Degradation – The Role of the Legal Profession”.

The establishments of these Courts, Justice Akuffo said would speed up the prosecution processes and augment the government’s bid to control illegal mining activities in the country.

She emphasised that both the Bar and Bench had collective role to play in the fight against the destruction of the environment and it was required of them to play such respective role in diligence.

But, she cautioned that they should not allow the privileges granted them to create mistrust and breed public disaffection.


Source: otecfmghana.com

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