Chief Justice urges Judicial Staff to shun corruption

Chief Justice Georgina Wood

The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has urged Staff of the Judicial Service to guard against all acts of corruption and negative tendencies at their work places.

“One bad conduct by a staff can derogate from the good works that you have been doing over the years” she said, adding that, it was only the negative deeds of a staff that were highlighted in the public view while the good ones were buried.

Mrs Georgina Wood said this in a speech read on her behalf at an awards ceremony for hard working staff of the Judicial Service in Koforidua on Thursday.

She said as staff of the Service, it was their collective responsibility that would ensure a truly transparent and accountable judiciary which would be accessible to all, rich, poor and weak or strong.

She urged them to let the institutionalization of the awards ceremony imbibe a healthy spirit of competition amongst them in the region.

Mrs Justice Wood urged those in charge of the selection process to ensure that the system was transparent and devoid of nepotism, tribalism and corruption.

She said that the Judicial Council, with the active support and input of Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG), were making efforts to ensure that their entitlements under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) were achieved.

She therefore urged them to be cautious, tolerant and patient to ensure that their migration to the new salary structure was smooth and did not entail the bottleneck that other institutions were reported to have experienced.

Mr Harrison Mensah Adiko, the chairman of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) of the JUSAG, advised non-enrolled members of the Provident Funds to get on board since some retired members and beneficiaries of deceased colleagues had started enjoying their due.

Source: GNA

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