- Hundreds of judges across the country are planning to lay down their tools
- They are complaining over the non payment of their book and fuel allowance
Close to about 500 members of the association of magistrates and judges have warned of a possible nationwide strike following the non-payment of their allowances.
Checks by Daily Graphic show that these judges, who are entitled to their allowances just like any other public office holder, have not been paid since 2016.
These allowances, which include book and fuel allowances, are said to be the main pivot to which most of the judges can execute their work effectively.
“Our members are struggling to fuel their vehicles and buy law books which are usually expensive and are, therefore, imploring the government to take immediate steps to settle us,” an undisclosed source revealed to Daily Graphic.
Meanwhile, government has assured the aggrieved judges of plans to restore their allowances as the deputy minister of finance, Kwaku Kwarteng reveals that plans are far underway to restore the funds.
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