Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Agnes Mercy Abla Dordzie has called for the creation of specialized courts to handle cases of divorce in the country.
Her calls are born out of the dynamic and different needs of divorce cases away from mainstream civil and criminal cases. She bemoans the cumbersome and complicated processes preceding the hearing of divorce cases.
Responding to questions as she appeared before Parliament’s Appointments Committee, Madam Agnes Mercy Abla Dordzie opined that the current judicial system is bedeviled with barriers that slow the processing of divorce cases.
“It is upon every individual judge to know that once it is a divorce, it is an emotional issue and it must be settled quickly. But unfortunately, our system is very slow. I will suggest that probably now we should have separate courts for divorce matters”, she recommended.
She further highlighted that the introduction of technology in the courts will also go a long way to decongested the courts and ultimately strengthen the judicial system in the country
“…where we will have modern technology gadgets fixed so that the usual trend of going through the system will not happen in those courts”, she added.
In a letter dated, 3rd July 2018 Nana Akufo Addo, the President of the republic in consultation with the Council of State appointed some four members of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) to join the list of Justices that serve at the apex court.
The four are Justice Samuel K. Harful-Sau, Justice Agnes M. A. Dordzie, Prof. Nii Ashie Kotey and Nene A. O. Amegatcher.
The said nominees are currently undergoing vetting by the Appointment Committee of Parliament.
By: Michael Ashalley/universnewsroom.com