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CJ should back her words with action – GII

Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has welcomed the Chief Justice’s call for the prosecution of corrupt judges.

It is, however, calling on the judiciary to go beyond such calls and rather be seen to be fighting corruption by making examples of such persons caught.

Chief Justice, Theodora Georgina Wood, speaking at a GIABA conference on Monday warned that judges found to be corrupt, will not only be removed from office, but will also be prosecuted and imprisoned if necessary.

Speaking to Citi News, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the GII, Linda Ofori Kwafo, said the Chief Justice’s call has come at the right time.

She pointed out that “people’s perceptions and experiences of corruption is pointing to the fact that bribery is widespread, public institutions entrusted to protect people suffer the worst level of bribery and one such institutions obviously is the judiciary.”

“…I think that the Chief Justice has made the right call…the Chief Justice and the judiciary in Ghana should actually put action behind the words as we know they’ve been doing in the past,” she added.

Source: citifmonline

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