Deal with fraudsters

President Mahama swearing in the  new Appeal   Court  Judges

President Mahama swearing in the new Appeal Court Judges

PRESIDENT John Mahama yesterday asked judges to deal ruthlessly with people tarnishing the nation’s image by defrauding investors through business scams.

Citing the issue of gold scams as an example, he charged the judiciary to impose stiffer sentences to serve as deterrent to help check such fraudulent practices and promote Ghana as an attractive investment destination.

President Mahama made the call when he swore in five new Justices of the Court of Appeal, at the Flagstaff House at Kanda in Accra.

They are Justices L.L Mensah, Henry Kwofie, Mrs. Angelina M. Domaakyaareh, Gabriel Simon Suubaareh and Mabel Agyeman.

The five took the Oaths of Secrecy, Office and Allegiance.

President Mahama said Ghana had become an attractive destination for investment, but there were few instances where foreign investors had complained of abuse of the security and justice system by people who had either defrauded them, or had litigation with them.

“It’s my hope that we pay attention to this in order that, we continue to maintain Ghana as an attractive investment destination,” he stressed.

The President announced that the government would, by the end of March, provide additional $5 million to support the country’s e-justice programme aimed at fast-tracking justice administration in the various courts throughout the country.

He underscored the fact that Ghana had become a leading destination for investment, and, therefore, building and sustaining confidence in the Justice system was necessary to attract more investments.

President Mahama called on Judges to live above reproach by maintaining the right temperament during adjudication, saying “as Judges, you have a huge responsibility in maintaining and delivering justice in the country”.

On behalf of his colleagues, Justice L.L. Mensah, thanked President Mahama for the appointment and gave the assurance that they would endeavour to justify the confidence reposed in them.

He gave the assurance that they would carry out their duties without fear or favour by effecting due diligence to support the socio-economic development of the country.

“We shall uphold the laws of the country in the dispensation of Justice in the country,” he said. PRESIDENT John Mahama yesterday asked judges to deal ruthlessly with people tarnishing the nation’s image by defrauding investors through business scams.

Citing the issue of gold scams as an example, he charged the judiciary to impose stiffer sentences to serve as deterrent to help check such fraudulent practices and promote Ghana as an attractive investment destination.

President Mahama made the call when he swore in five new Justices of the Court of Appeal, at the Flagstaff House at Kanda in Accra.

They are Justices L.L Mensah, Henry Kwofie, Mrs. Angelina M. Domaakyaareh, Gabriel Simon Suubaareh and Mabel Agyeman.

The five took the Oaths of Secrecy, Office and Allegiance.

President Mahama said Ghana had become an attractive destination for investment, but there were few instances where foreign investors had complained of abuse of the security and justice system by people who had either defrauded them, or had litigation with them.

“It’s my hope that we pay attention to this in order that, we continue to maintain Ghana as an attractive investment destination,” he stressed.

The President announced that the government would, by the end of March, provide additional $5 million to support the country’s e-justice programme aimed at fast-tracking justice administration in the various courts throughout the country.

He underscored the fact that Ghana had become a leading destination for investment, and, therefore, building and sustaining confidence in the Justice system was necessary to attract more investments.

President Mahama called on Judges to live above reproach by maintaining the right temperament during adjudication, saying “as Judges, you have a huge responsibility in maintaining and delivering justice in the country”.

On behalf of his colleagues, Justice L.L. Mensah, thanked President Mahama for the appointment and gave the assurance that they would endeavour to justify the confidence reposed in them.

He gave the assurance that they would carry out their duties without fear or favour by effecting due diligence to support the socio-economic development of the country.

“We shall uphold the laws of the country in the dispensation of Justice in the country,” he said.

From Samuel Nuamah

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