Courts Will Open Soon; We Are Addressing JUSAG Strike – Chief Justice Nominee Assures
Chief Justice nominee, Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkornoo, has assured that the courts will resume daily operations soon as authorities find solutions to a strike action by the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG).
Addressing concerns regarding the ongoing strike, Mrs Torkornoo expressed confidence in the ongoing discussions between the key stakeholders and anticipated an amicable solution in the shortest possible time.
“To the best of my knowledge and not just briefing but personal knowledge, matters are under control. We’ve had a meeting with them (JUSAG). We are one family, and I believe that very soon, we’ll see the court doors open. The process is ongoing,” she said.
The Chief Justice Nominee gave this assurance when she appeared before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Friday, May 26.
The strike, initiated by JUSAG on Wednesday, follows the government’s failure to implement the salary and allowances agreement reached in January 2023.
Meanwhile, the Judicial Service has arranged a meeting with the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, to address the concerns raised by JUSAG.
Therefore, they urged JUSAG to cease the strike to participate in this crucial meeting.