The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has launched a scathing attack on the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Asiedu Nketia said the Chief Justice has failed to show leadership in his position.
To this end, he said Justice Anin Yeboah is likely to go down as the worst Chief Justice in Ghana’s history.
“[Justice Anin Yeboah] has failed to show leadership and to keep the flag of the judiciary flying high by abusing his powers to empanel the courts,” Asiedu Nketia said.
He further stated that the Chief Justice is “likely to go down in history as the worst Chief Justice in the Republic of Ghana since the inception of the fourth republic.”
This follows a recent report by the Ghana Statistical Service and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) which cited corruption in the judicial service.
The report said prosecutors, judges or magistrates placed second in terms of public institutions that are fond of taking heavy bribes.
Asiedu Nketia said the Chief Justice has supervised over administrative abuses and suggested he hasn’t performed up to the level of his predecessors.
“His reign as Chief Justice has been characterised by unimaginable administrative abuses. These abuses are thrown into sharp disbelief when the conduct of the current Chief Justice is measured against the professionalism and conduct of former chief justices.
“We, therefore, call on the Judicial Council to institute an internal inquiry to ascertain the reasons for these blunders and appropriate recommendations made to forestall their recurrence until appropriate legislation such as a Judicial proceedings bill is passed by Parliament to regulate the writing of judgement by our courts,” he added.