Capping SC Judges: Focus on quality not quantity – Sophia Akuffo

Mrs. Sophia Akuffo
Mrs. Sophia Akuffo

Mrs. Sophia Akuffo, the Former Chief Justice added her voice to the capping of Supreme Court Judges saying the focus should be laid on work quality, not appointment quantity.

 

According to her, appointment of Supreme Court (SC) Judges must not be capped because such step will “open door to the SC leads to unnecessary case loads and it slows down the pace of cases, making it difficult to say cap the number of judges at the SC.”

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In addition, she cleared the air about doubts on her stand saying, “I am not in a position to say the Constitution should now cap the number, but if you want to cap, then we need to also reduce access to the Supreme Court, and then we will have something that will be quality-based rather than quantity-based.”

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“I do not think capping is necessary because the scope of the jurisdiction of the SC is too broad and we need to take a look at it,” She explained.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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