In certain parts of the newspaper, the Judicial Service has raised reservations about publications imputing ill and unethical explanations for the recent exercise of administrative powers by the Chief Justice to reassign two High Court judges.
A statement signed on Thursday December 31 by Justice Cynthia Pamela A Addo, the Judicial Secretary, clarified that by a letter dated 10 December 2020, the Chief Justice moved Justice Charles A Wilson from High Court, Tamale, where there are currently three (3) High Court Judges, to Bolgatanga, which has two (2) High Court but only one Judge.
The transition of Justice Wilson, the statement added, was to take place from 6 January 2021, when the Christmas holiday will have ended and was expected to resume work on 11 January 2021, before his release to return to his station, Tamale.
The Chief Justice used his executive authority in order to move Justice Wilson to resolve the urgent problems of the government, which hindered the effective distribution of justice in the region.
The Ghana Bar Association’s Executive is aware of this pressing threat to the government.
It is also regrettable that certain parts of the media have misconstrued the application of these steps designed to facilitate the orderly administration of justice.
The Judicial Service wishes to assure the public at all occasions in the discharge of the mission of its commitment to uphold the law,” the statement said.”