A research conducted by the Research and Statistics Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice has shown that majority of respondents interviewed in the survey admit that they have no understanding of the work of the office.

The research is aimed at providing a representation of the current levels of knowledge, experiences and perceptions of the public and stakeholders to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The findings are also intended to inform and shape ongoing reforms on improving administrative efficiency, strengthen inter-institutional collaboration and the technical and operational capacity within the legal service sub sector.
The survey’s respondents consisted of a cross-section of individuals and representatives of Ministries, Departments... read more

A research conducted by the Research and Statistics Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice has shown that majority of respondents interviewed in the survey admit that they have no understanding of the work of the office.

The research is aimed at providing a representation of the current levels of knowledge, experiences and perceptions of the public and stakeholders to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The findings are also intended to inform and shape ongoing reforms on improving administrative efficiency, strengthen inter-institutional collaboration and the technical and operational capacity within the legal service sub sector.
The survey’s respondents consisted of a cross-section of individuals and representatives of Ministries, Departments... read more

BRIEF HISTORY

The Attorney General’s Department came into being in 1877.  It first started as the office of the Judicial Assessor, who was the Principal Legal Advisor to the Executive Council established in 1850 for the administration of the Gold Coast Colony. Then with the promulgation of the first Supreme Court Ordinance in 1876, which provided the framework for the administration of justice in the Colony;  the office of the Judicial Assessor was abolished and replaced with the Queen’s Advocate Office.

In 1950, the Queen’s Advocate Office was also abolished and replaced with the Attorney-General.  The title of the ‘Attorney-General’ continued to be used.  The head of the department was the ‘Attorney-General’.  The title... read more