Ghanaians need quality justice - Chief
Jirapa, (UW), Dec. 2, Ghanadot/GNA- The Chief Justice, Mrs.
Georgina Theodora Wood, on Sunday said what Ghanaians
expected from the judiciary was nothing but quality justice.
She said quality justice mattered most to the people as it
helped bring about peace and tranquility that enabled them
to develop in freedom.
Mrs. Wood said this at the inauguration of District
Magistrate's Courts at Jirapa and Nandom on Sunday.
It formed part of her one-day maiden tour of the Upper West
Region to interact with personnel of the Judiciary to
identify challenges facing them.
Mrs. Wood called on personnel of the Judiciary to do more to
bring quality justice to the people, saying, "It is the
right of the people to have it and we must also make sure it
works for all categories of the people without
The Chief Justice said government was establishing courts in
the districts to bring justice to the doorsteps of the
people and urged them not do anything to divert the
attention of judges from working efficiently.
Mrs. Wood said it was the vision of the Judiciary to promote
justice for all people to create enabling environment for
She urged the personnel to work hard to enhance
productivity, live above reproach and to deal
compassionately with their clients.
Mrs. Wood warned litigants to refrain from making the
justice system "dirty and unpopular" through corrupt
She bemoaned the deplorable conditions of some residential
bungalows for magistrates and judges and appealed to
public-spirited individuals and organisations to assist in
improving the situation since government alone could not
adequately do that.
Mrs. Wood commended the district assemblies for helping to
provide court buildings and residential accommodation for
magistrates and judges.
Mr. George Hikah Benson, Upper West Regional Minister, said
the government would do everything possible to support the
judiciary and its affiliate institutions to enhance good
He said the inauguration of the two courts marked the
beginning of the dispensation of justice in the region.