State Attorneys to strike Tuesday


Barring any last minute intervention from the Presidency, Ghana’s justice delivery system is likely to grind to a halt Tuesday as State Attorneys threaten to carry through with their strike.

They gave government a July 6 deadline to address their concerns relating to working conditions.

They are demanding salary increment and the harmonization of their salaries and benefits to that of circuit court judges as stated in the Legal Services Act 1993 .

They also complain of lack of logistics at their offices.

Various discussions last week haven’t yielded any results but the President is expected to meet the state attorneys in a final attempt to address their concerns.

The president of the association of state attorneys Francisca Takyi Mensah in an interview said it will be disastrous for the country’s justice system if their concerns aren’t addressed by the close of day Monday.

“The public should know that the government chamber is in shambles and it has to be rescued. There are very pertinent issues that should be addressed.

‘We are not going to accept promises because in the past we have accepted promises and those promises have not been fulfilled but we now we are looking for documentary evidence of commitment’.

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