Over 59,000 cases pending in Ghana courts – Judge

Over 59,000 cases pending in Ghana courts – Judge

A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, has advised judges to work hard to clear the backlog of more than 59,000 cases that was pending at the various courts across the country.

He said, they could do this by being proactive in the application of the CI 87 to ensure expeditious disposal of the cases.

The CI 87 is an amendment of the High Court Procedure of CI 47 2004 which regulates civil proceedings in the High and Circuits courts.

Justice Marful-Sau said even though the main objective of enacting the CI 87 was to shorten trial in the high and circuit courts, some lawyers and judges were yet to come to terms with the purpose and objective of the Act and were still holding on to the traditional system. Read more

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