Judiciary prepared for election disputes

The Judiciary has said it is prepared to deal with any legal disputes that may arise during and after this year’s elections in November.

The Judiciary is mandated by law to give a hearing to any party that has a problem with the outcome of elections in the country.

According to a member of the Chief Justice’s Task-force on Elections, Justice Sir Dennis Adjei, judges and magistrates all over the country are being trained to quickly deal with such matters.

Speaking at a national stakeholders forum organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Justice Adjei said, “the judiciary is determined to ensure that all electoral cases brought to the court will be dealt with expeditiously according to law.”

He assured that the judicial service would continue to train judges and magistrates to better equip them for the interpretation of the law during the election period.

“The assurance from the judiciary is to continue with the training of judges and magistrates throughout the country on electoral laws to enable them acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure that the laws are applied with the aim of achieving speedy and effective justice.”

Justice Adjei further stated that the judiciary will implement their constitutional mandate impartially.

“It will discharge its constitutional and statutory duties by disposing all the cases that will brought before the courts fairly and expeditiously without fear or favour or affection according to law.”

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana