MP questions presence of Chief Justice

MP questions presence of Chief Justice

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the Efutu constituency, Alex Afenyo Markin has expressed interest in the whereabouts of  Ghana’s Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood asking whether she is on leave prior to her retirement or not. 

According to him, his constituents who are bothered about the status of the Chief Justice, have asked him to inquire on their behalf. Afenyo Markin in a letter addressed to the Judicial Secretary, Alex Opoku Acheampong, called for an expeditious response to his question.

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But a private legal practitioner, John Ndebugri has disagreed with Afenyo Markin saying the acting Chief Justice need not take any oath of office before performing his or her duties.

“The absence of the Chief Justice from the Republic and the fact that the most senior justice of the judiciary should act as Chief Justice is purely administrative, it is not judicial," he argued.

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