The ARAP Ghana project organises a workshop to evaluate the judicial processes related to the subject, with the presence of National Court Judge José de la Mata.
Participants at the workshop in Accra
A workshop on the role of the Ghanaian judiciary in processing cases of corruption was held in Accra as part of the Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability Programme (ARAP Ghana).
The purpose of this evaluation workshop, organised by the project funded by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP, in collaboration with GIZ and the OECD, was to explore how the courts can guarantee that they are equipped with efficient and effective processes to deal with any case of corruption that enters the judicial system, in such a way that they are resolved fairly and on time.
The evaluation was reflected in a recommendation report, whose recommendations mainly focused on the need to develop a specific protocol of action to encourage the active management of cases, as well as their monitoring and evaluation. It was essential that stakeholders validate these recommendations and discuss how to go about implementing them, with priorities and deadlines.
The workshop involved the participation of José de la Mata, a National High Court judge who has investigated serious cases of corruption. He presented some contributions based on international practice and experiences of hearing and resolving these cases.
Members of the Ghanaian judicial system also took part, with representatives from courts at all levels. Among them were Justice Dennis Adjei, from the Court of Appeals, and Justice Sophia Adinyira, from the Supreme Court, the highest judicial authority in the country.