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Court Life Resumes in Central Region


Various Courts in the Central region of Ghana has resumed full activities, following the end of the strike declared by the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG).

Operations of the Courts came to a halt after JUSAG declared strike on November 13th, 2019.

During the strike, all Courts in the Central region were locked with red band hanging at the entrance.

A visit by newslinegh.com to Courts at Kasoa, Ofaakor, Winneba, Swedru, Cape Coast and other Courts during the strike showed no activities at these Courts.

However following the announcement by leadership of JUSAG calling off the strike, all Courts have resumed full operation, as visits to these Courts confirmed.

Court users expressed their relief to this news portal, following the resumption.

A Plaintiff to a case at the Ofaakor Circuit Court said, “the Court system is a slow process with lots of adjournments and delays, one party could delay cases unduly; so if strike also comes in, then it worsens the plights of litigants”.

It would be recalled that, JUSAC declared withdrawal of services nationwide as a result of what they said was the failure of the Finance Ministry to review salaries of staff for current year, in line with biennial review of staff payment.

However, in a swift turn of events, the association called of the strike two days after declaration.

In a statement signed by its President, Alex Nartey, the association stated that, “We are glad to announce to the general public and the rank and file that today 14th November, 2019, the leadership of JUSAG and management of the Judicial Service met on the issues that necessitated our indefinite strike action”.

The statement further said “the acting Chief Justice have approved that the issues raised at the said meeting will be forwarded to the Judicial Council”.

Source: Frederick E. Aggrey/www.newslinegh.com

 

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