It will take only a new Chief Justice to repair the “broken image” of the judiciary, former president Mahama has said.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer in-waiting made these remarks at a gathering of the NDC Lawyers’ Conference on Sunday, August 28, 2022.
According to Mr. Mahama, the Judiciary under its current leadership has become an item of ridicule and mistrust, and therefore the need for a new Chief Justice to restore public confidence in the courts
“There is therefore the urgent need for the Ghanaian Judiciary to work to win the trust and confidence of the citizenry, and erase the widely held perception of hostility and political bias in legal proceedings at the highest courts of the land.
Unfortunately, we have no hope that the current leadership of our Judiciary can lead such a process of change. We can only hope, that a new Chief Justice will lead the process to repair the broken image that our Judiciary has acquired over the last few years”, Mahama said.