Yaw Acheampiong Boafo, the President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), has refuted claims that the appointment of judges to the bench is influenced by political allegiance.
He claims that even if the executive makes the appointment, it is made entirely on the basis of merit and nothing else.
Mr. Boafo made this statement during the Ghana Bar Conference in Cape Coast on September 11, 2023, as monitored by 1Family Radio.
“It is instructive to state that, just as in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, where nominations are made by three parties, namely the government represented by the Attorney General, the judiciary, and the bar, appointments to the lower courts bench and high court are pursuant to advertisements in the dailies inviting persons qualified to apply,” he noted.
“There is never a requirement that an applicant has to show his political affiliation,’’ Mr. Boafo added.