The Attorney General and Minister of Justice Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has urged judges in the country to resist the temptation of viewing themselves as gods, because they are not.
“Kindly note that though in the ecclesiastical order, it is said that your esteemed selves are next God, you are not gods – yet.
“You must thus demonstrate the due courtesy and civility due lawyers, litigants, court officials, witnesses, the general public, Police, law students, journalists, as well as other court users. You thus must be firm but fair, stern but not harsh and kind but not doting to the affections of bewildered users of the court who are sometimes lost in the labyrinth of legal rules jargons, processes and procedures in which a few lawyers and judges get lost themselves,” the attorney general noted at the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed judges in Accra.
Among the list are 12 Circuit Court Judges and seven Magistrates.
The new appointment to the bench comes after 26 lower and high court judges were sacked after they were seen taking bribes in an investigative piece by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Source:Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/Kwame Danso Acheampong