Abraham Amaliba, the NDC’s Director of Conflict Resolution, has chastised the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) for chastising partisan attorneys.
Yaw Acheampong Boafo, President of the Association, chastised political attorneys for disparaging the judiciary at every chance.
In response, Amaliba called such statements “shameful” and encouraged GBA to cease acting as the Judicial Service’s spokesperson and instead take on a humanitarian role.
“What needs to be stopped is the Ghana Bar Association turning itself into the mouthpiece of the judiciary. It is not done anywhere in the world, and it is only in Ghana that the Bar forms a cursory relationship with the judiciary and performs the role of a PRO for the judiciary.
The Bar Association must bow its head in shame for shirking its role as the mouthpiece for the voiceless, the oppressed, and the marginalized. If they have found their voices now, what they should do is channel that into taking care of the welfare needs of its members,” he said on Accra-based Citi TV.
The outspoken legal practitioner encouraged GBA to focus its efforts on ensuring the effective operation of courts around the country.
“When you go to the Adentan Court premises, which houses the District, Circuit, and High courts, the washrooms are not available because the Ghana Water Company has cut water to the building. This should concern the Bar” Amaliba fumed.