Ghana's Supreme Court
Ghana's Supreme Court

The Ghana Judicial Service has said there are no ill and improper motives behind the transfer of two High Court Judges.

The Service explained erroneous assumptions have been attributed to the Chief Justice for transferring one Justice Charles A. Wilson from the High Court in Tamale and Justice Douglas Asiedu to Bolgatanga.

A statement signed by Judicial Secretary, Justice Cynthia Addo stated the transfer was “to address a pressing administration challenge undermining the efficient delivery of justice in the Region”.

A situation the statement noted the Executive of the Ghana Bar Association is aware of.

“Justice Wilson’s transfer was to take effect from 6th January 2021, when the Christmas vacation would have ended, and was directed to start work on 11th January 2021, until his release to return to Tamale which is his station,” parts of the statement read.

The statement added: “It is therefore regrettable that the implementation of these measures intended to promote the smooth administration of justice has been misconstrued by some sections of the media.”


However, the Service has assured the public of its commitment to uphold the law at all times in the discharge of its mandate.

Read the full statement below: