Computerize selection of Judges who sit on political cases -Maurice Ampaw

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Prominent Ghanaian legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw, has appealed to the new Chief Justice to computerize the selection of Judges who sit on political cases at the Supreme Court.

Maurice Ampaw was of the view that an automated selection will go a long way to enhance transparency, fairness with respect to passing judgment at the Supreme Court.

The astute lawyer who made this appeal while speaking to host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive, Ekourba Gyasi, mentioned that, “The Supreme Court must computerize the system of selecting judges to determine political cases that come before it to avoid bias, favoritism and compromise of the rule of law”.

Maurice Ampaw has also called on government to cut down the number of Law faculties in Ghana to ensure an efficient legal education system in Ghana.

The private legal practitioner noted that the decision to create law faculties in all tertiary institutions in Ghana has contributed to the porous legal system.

Maurice Ampaw who blamed the National Accreditation Board for the menace, accused the institution for lowering the standard in the legal educations system and allowing every institution to roll out LLB programs in the various institutions.

Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, however, noted that Justice Anin Yeboah is an intelligent Judge and is more than capable of holding the Chief Justice position.

Commenting on the relevance of 7th January as Constitution Day, Maurice Ampaw expressed disappointment in the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) for failing to educate the public on the relevance of the day.

He noted that these institutions have failed woefully in their civic responsibilities.

“I do not know what motivated the former President Mahama to at the dyeing embers of his exit to appoint both the CHRAJ and NCCE bosses who are acting against the government of the day,” he said.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa