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“Nice minds speak about concepts; reasonable minds speak about occasions; small minds speak about folks.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
As I write this piece, I’ve two paperwork in entrance of me. The primary is a duplicate of a letter via the Legal professional Basic, Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame, to the Speaker of Parliament dated November 1st, 2021. It’s titled “Re: Parliamentary Solution Directing The Basic Felony Council To Admit 499 Applicants”.
Honourable Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Etse Okay. Dafeamekpor, Esq

The second one report is a memo from the Honourable Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Etse Okay. Dafeamekpor, Esq, at the matter ‘Advent of Personal Individuals’ Invoice’. The said date at the memo is twenty sixth October 2021, however the date of receipt via the Place of job of the Deputy Clerk of Parliament is October 1st, 2021. Without a doubt, this can be a clerical error and will have to were November 1st, 2021.
The primary report referred to, that’s the letter from the Honourable Legal professional Basic is principally protesting the legality of the directive from Parliament on October 29, 2021, to the Basic Felony Council to confess the 499 scholars denied admission into the Ghana College of Regulation in spite of making the 50 % move mark.

Legal professional Basic, Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame
The directive was once given after Parliament debated and handed a solution directed on the Minister of Justice and Legal professional Basic and the Basic Felony Council to the impact that the scholars will have to be admitted.
The movement was once filed via the Deputy Majority Chief, Alexander Afenyo-Markin.
“The Basic Felony Council is hereby directed to continue and admit all of the scholars who handed in response to the marketed laws of the exam,” the First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei Owusu mentioned after the talk.
Earlier than I continue additional to react to the letter from the Legal professional-Basic, I imagine that two names discussed above will have to be of notice to the political cognoscenti. The names are the Deputy Majority Chief, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, and the First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei Owusu. Those two MPs are contributors of the New Patriotic Celebration, the President’s birthday celebration. But their movements are obviously opposite to the needs of the President, President Akufo-Addo, who, on issues relating to occasions on the Ghana College of Regulation (hereinafter known as GSL) were relatively tardy, for need of a kinder phrase.
Now, once I first heard of the so-called solution via parliament, my response was once very similar to that of the Legal professional-Basic, however while the Legal professional-Usually essentially concentrated his argument at the Felony Career Act, 1960 (Act 32), I seemed into the 1992 Charter to believe whether or not parliament was once clothed with the authority or jurisdiction to do what it did. Attorneys will inform you that during regulation, jurisdiction is the whole lot. Article 106. (1) of the 1992 Charter, at the jurisdiction of parliament, states;

First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei Owusu

“The ability of Parliament to make rules will likely be exercised via expenses handed via Parliament and assented to via the President.”
Article 109. (1) alternatively states;
“Parliament would possibly via regulation control skilled, industry and industry organizations.”
It could appear that via Article 109. (1), parliament can have some way of having to the Basic Felony Council and its catastrophic mishandling of issues of felony training resulting in skilled qualification as attorneys on this nation. Thus, even if the so-called solution from parliament would possibly not have the drive of regulation, it alternatively will have to have some ethical suasion of the Basic Felony Council (GLC). I will be able to state extra in this perspective right now. On the other hand, one will have to additionally watch out a few simplistic studying of Article 109. (1). A deeper studying is that the jurisdiction of parliament, in the case of skilled organizations, is throughout the means of the promulgation of rules. Thus, because the Legal professional-Basic says, parliament can have acted extremely vires via its so-called solution directed on the GLC. If the rest, what parliament can have completed, was once have a look at the enabling regulation empowering the Basic Felony Council, and handled that regulation.
It’s at this level that the intervention via the Honourable Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Etse Okay. Dafeamekpor, Esq., turns into instructive, and takes me again to the purpose that I used to be advancing within the earlier paragraph. The Akans have a pronouncing thus; se wonsa mu ye den a, ye bu mu, which means, metaphorically, that intransigence may end up in woe.
The exhausting stance assumed via the GLC, is in response to Act 32, of 1960. This is, a regulation handed 61 years in the past, and gone its sell-by date. That regulation will have to were reviewed a long time in the past. I imagine that a controversy may even be made these days about its constitutionality in regards to the 1992 Charter of Ghana. Be as it is going to, Act 32 has been the root upon which the GLC has visited untold mayhem on hundreds of would-be attorneys in Ghana. Certainly, there is not any higher phrase, and that regulation wanted/must be reviewed and dragged into the fashionable age.
Usually, the promulgation of rules in parliament are on the instigation of the federal government. From 2015, it turned into transparent that Felony Career Act, 1960 (Act 32), had outlived its usefulness. This was once specifically so after the concerns in skilled felony training began in Ghana. For years, it’s been transparent that Ghana’s necessities relating to inhabitants to attorney ratio, that Ghana wishes tens of hundreds of attorneys extra. Within the face of this want, the GSL and the GLC endured to churn out attorneys via the small numbers, in dozens. On the identical time, hundreds of folks around the country expressed the need to aspire to be attorneys. A number of faculties emerged, all authorized via the Basic Felony Council, to coach folks in first levels in regulation. The cheap development, after obtaining some extent in regulation, is to continue to transform a certified attorney. On the other hand, the GLC used synthetic, vicious and illegal how one can deny individuals who have legitimately earned LLBs from coming into the Regulation College, and as soon as those folks entered the Regulation College, to disclaim them skilled qualification. There are folks locked up on the Ghana College of Regulation since 2011. This is, they’ve spent ten forged years learning the similar 11 topics. And those are individuals who have already got first levels in regulation.
Due to this mishandling of felony training via the GLC, as of the writing of this piece, Ghanaian scholars are learning skilled regulation as some distance afield as The Gambia, Rwanda, the UK, and plenty of different countries the world over on account of the stranglehold of the GLC on felony training on this nation. Mandarins like former Leader Justice Sophia Akufo, some of the folks advising President Akufo-Addo on felony training, would posit that the Regulation is a noble occupation, and thus it isn’t simply any one who will have to be allowed into it. By contrast, the truth is that Ghana is a country of former colonials to whom the idea that of the Aristocracy is solely alien. We shouldn’t have attorneys who’re because the nobles and lords of outdated, like our oppressive colonial masters. We’d like attorneys who can lend a hand us assert our rights. We’re a growing country demise, sure, demise underneath the yoke of lack of know-how borne out via the absence of minds educated in regulation. We’ve got misplaced billions of Ghana cedis in judgment money owed by myself, as a result of we lack attorneys in nearly all state establishments (in fact, one can not additionally break out the truth that now and again, even if attorneys are in command of the decision-making, their choices are woefully inept) thus making the country extra liable to judgments in opposition to the state.
Then, in fact, there’s the problem of human aspiration and the truth that many extra folks are actually qualifying with LLBs and in search of to transform attorneys.
Status by contrast flood is the GLC; intransigent, obtuse, wilful, and completely impermeable to just right recommendation. And having the give a boost to of our President. So, the tides and floods washed and washed in opposition to the stone of GLC, and outrage upon outrage endured to be dedicated via the GLC.
Recently putting in our courts are dozens of judicial circumstances, all difficult one resolution or the opposite of the GLC. Nearly with out exception, all of the choices churned out via our courts, when it got here to processes initiated in opposition to the GLC, had been/are incurably unhealthy and of low reputation. And all trampling at the rights of peoples in search of reliable aspirations.
It was once/is by contrast background, that parliament lately acted. Parliament acted, as a result of politically, the person who had the ethical responsibility to behave, the President of Ghana, excuse me to mention, sat on his fingers and refused to acknowledge the most obvious, that his folks had been in crying want.
I should say at this level that the President is a political best friend and a person I glance upon as a father determine, however his dealing with of positive issues in our nation were some distance from exemplary, and the problems to do with felony training has been one main failure on his phase.
The interventions via parliament, Godfred Dame’s response, and Dafeamekpor’s intervention, are all symptomatic of a President who sat via and allowed himself to be overtaken via occasions that he can have taken exemplary benefit off, to his credit score, the credit score of the country, and the credit score of his birthday celebration.
What’s the usage of energy, that can not be used for the nice of the ruled?
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