The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), paid a courtesy call on the national executives of the Ghana Bar Association GBA in Accra on Monday.
The visit forms part of the party’s activities to visit various institutions in the country ahead of the 2020 elections.
It is also to familiarise with challenges and finding solutions to pressing issues as the party prepares its manifesto for the upcoming elections.
Addressing members of the Council, the former president , H.E. John Dramani Mahama touched on several issues of national concern.
Some of the concerns raised by the former president included dispensation of justice to the ordinary citizen, policy implementation and issues affecting the development of the country.
In his remarks, the flagbearer of NDC expressed worry about the poor infrastructure of court houses across the nation.
He said during the tenure of late Prof. Atta Mills, was when the ultra modern court complex in Accra was constructed for the Judicial Service.
This, according to him, did not end there as his administration ensured several infrastructure development across the country to support the engine growth of the economy.
H.E John Mahama proposed 5% of the District Assembly’s Common Fund to go to the judicial service to ensure all districts in the country have full legal officer to handle and guide them in procurement processes.
He also urged the GBA to speak on the happenings at the Electoral Commission EC and the illegal removal of the former Electoral Commissioner, Madam Charlotte Osei from office by the President Akufo Addo regime.
The NDC General Secretary, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia was very surprised at the silence of the GBA as it used to be vociferous in the earswhile Mahama administration.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia urged the Bar Association to speak on the issues of national concern.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo, the NDC’s, national chairman, pledged the party’s readiness to collaborate with the GBA in opposition and in government when the party wins power in 2020 elections.
GBA President, Mr. Anthony Forson Jnr, on his part, commended the NDC flagbearer and the leadership of the party for their call on the Association adding that it would go a long way to ensure effective justice delivery system in the country.
The Bar President reacted to allegations that the law school students were intentionally failed.
He revealed that there was nothing like protocol list in the admission of students at the law school.
In attendance were madam Betty Mould Iddrisu, Dr. Benjamin Kumbour, Marietta Brew Oppong, Sherry Ayitey, lawyer Abraham Amaliba, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe, Ambassador Sampe Yalley.
The rest included Adu Asare, Mr. Alex Segbefia, lawyer Dominic Ayini and Joyce Bawa Muntari.
By: Iddrissu A. Jara