|Ghana Bar Association Brief the Press|
|Saturday, 30 October 2010 08:20|
Mr. Justice Kusi-Minkah Premo, Vice President, Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has highlighted on some resolutions of the Association and called on the Chief Justice, together with the Council, to work eliminate the inconsistence corruption and misconduct on the Bench.
The call was made in Accra at the GBA’s annual press conference. Justice Premo outlined some matters affecting the Legal Profession, which he said; the Bar will protect the judiciary in fair and lawful exercise of their duties and also condemn the attitude of disrespect and discourtesy shown by certain judges and magistrates in the courts.
He urged the Executive of the Bar to bring such misbehaviour to the attention of the Chief Justice for her action, whilst ensuring the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar takes action where members lapse in professionalism.
He stressed that it has been recognised that, although the Ghana Bar Association is not a political part, it owes a duty to ensure their membership abide by their rules and regulations of professional conduct in interactions with the media relating to matters pending before the Council.
He called on the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar to be vigilant in monitoring professional conduct to take any necessary steps to ensure professional discipline among members.
He congratulates Prof. (Mrs) Akua Kuenyehia on the work she is undertaking for the International Criminal Court and called on females to raise the flag of Ghana by applying to be members of the court and participate in international professional work.
The Association recognises that collaboration with other professional bodies is essential to the full realisation of Ghana’s ambitions for the oil and gas industry and will endeavour to engage with such other bodies for this purpose, Justice Premo added.
The Association noted that there is uneven enforcement of the law which can lead to lawlessness and thus called on the Police and other law enforcement agencies to enforce the law fairly and evenly, without fear or favour.
On international matters, he noted that a Commission to determine the sea boundary between Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire has been formed and urged Government to expedite work to completion for the security of investment in oil by the country and investment partners.
Source: ISD (Lawrencia Ziwu)