Ashanti GBA calls off strike

The Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), has called off its strike action over the recent attack on the Judiciary by the National Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Kwabena Adjei.

This followed an emergency meeting of the lawyers in Kumasi on Monday.

A statement signed by the acting Regional President, Mr Joseph Osei Kofi, said the association is encouraged by the Information Minister’s affirmation of Government’s support and commitment to provide the judges with adequate protection.

Again, they acknowledged the statement issued by the Association of Judges and Magistrates re-asserting their independence as well as comments from the National Executive of the GBA and the general public.

It drew attention to the need for non-political interference in the work of the Judiciary.

The lawyers suggested police protection for all judges and magistrates as a further assurance of their security and safety.

Dr Adjei stirred public outrage, when he accused the Judiciary of political bias, following a string of high profile court case losses, suffered by the Attorney-General and threatened that, if the Chief Justice failed to purge it of corrupt judges, they would clean it up for her. GNA

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