corruption

One of the three Supreme Court Justices nominees, Gertrude Torkornoo, is calling for a sustained national action on the fight against corruption in Ghana.

To Justice Torkornoo, corruption has manifested itself in many forms across the country and there is the need for deliberate attempts to deal with it.

“I think that when it comes to corruption, we are dealing with a national matter. We should have a national arrangement because we have different strings of behaviour that fall into corruption,” she said.

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She made this known when she appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament for her vetting on Tuesday.

“We have those that are purely criminal and those that are not. I think that we need to as a country have a hectic and thorough conversation around corruption,” she urged.

She added: “Everybody is pointing to the next person but we are really dealing with many issues in many areas of life; you can find it in church, you can find it when a headmaster takes school money, you can find it when a hospital administrator takes hospital money.”

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 According to her, it is a prevalent social behavior and there is the need for all to discuss it and accept that it is not helpful and has to be dealt with.

Justice Torkornoo has been nominated alongside two other Justices of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mariama Owusu and Justice Avril Lovelace Johnson who were vetted yesterday, December 9, 2019.

The trio are set to replace three Supreme Court Justices who are due to retire including the current Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo.


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