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Stop unsubstantiated allegations against judges – Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Georgina Wood

Mrs Georgina Woode, the Chief Justice, on Friday asked Ghanaians to desist from making unsubstantiated and wild allegations against judges as such acts could amount to attempts at perverting the course of justice.

“Also attacking judges physically or verbally and terrorizing them go beyond the bounds of decency and could amount to criminal or contemptuous conduct”, she said.

The Chief Justice, who was speaking during the opening ceremony of the 37th annual conference of District 9100 of Rotary International, noted that such acts eroded the respect and other gains the nation had worked hard to achieve in the eyes of the international community.

She congratulated Rotary International for its polio eradication programme, which had seen millions of children immunised against the disease.

“I also wish to congratulate Rotary International for its steady growth and impact on the society since it was established in 1905”, Mrs Woode said.

She asked the members to eschew selfishness as it could plunge communities and nations into chaos, conflicts, insecurity, misery and poverty.

Mrs Woode appealed to leaders at all levels of the society to continuously give off their time, talents, skills and love for the betterment of society and put their countries on the path of sustainable development and progress.

District 9100 of Rotary International is made up of 14 countries mainly in West Africa with the exception of Nigeria which falls under a different district.

Mr Ripsr Julio Surjus, who represented the President of Rotary International, lauded the unique and selfless role played by the organisation the world over.

He asked the members to be tolerant of each others views, share ideas and work to eschew corruption and selfishness.

Mr Surjus said: “I will also urge you to participate actively in all programmes in your various clubs, work to bridge inequality and not be mere spectators, watching things going on around you”.

He said the conference was held annually to further the objectives of Rotary through fellowships, inspirational addresses and discuss matters relating to the affairs of the club in the district.

“The conference is also used to showcase Rotary programmes and successful district and club activities, encourage interaction and dialogue among members”, Mr Surjus said.

He said Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million people made up of business, professional and community leaders.

Mr Surjus said there were 33,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas and that membership was open to all regardless of religion, creed or race.

The two-day conference attracted about 700 participants from all the participating countries.

Source: GNA

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