GBA pushes for increased employment of lawyers in other region

The President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Yaw Acheampong Boafo, has called for employment opportunities for lawyers beyond the capital to other regions.

Addressing the gathering at the inauguration of the new office complex for the Office of the Attorney General, dubbed ‘The Law House,’ Mr Boafo highlighted the pressing need for a more robust legal presence across the country.

He underscored the urgency for establishing a Greater Accra Regional Office and other district offices of the attorney general to alleviate the burden on police officers who often handle prosecutions at lower courts.

“I am aware there has been an increasing number of lawyers who apply to be employed at the Office of the Attorney General. The time has come for the establishment of a Greater Accra Regional Office and district offices of the attorney general.×280&!3&btvi=1&fsb=1&dtd=771

“There can be no valid reason for the continual practice of the police officers conducting prosecution mainly at the lower courts.

“Reasonable evidence abounds of the many instances in which charges have been struck out and the accused person discharged or acquitted at our court either for the tardiness or the lack of the knowledge of procedural and evidential rule on the part of some police prosecutors.

“The safe impression would have been that things would have panned out differently and outcomes more positively if those prosecutions were handled by trained state attorneys from the office of the Attorney General.

“The GBA accordingly appeals for the employment of many more lawyers to the regions and districts to improve efficiency in state prosecution across the country,” he stated.

source: city newsroom

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