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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF DIRECTOR, MOJAGD

MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF DIRECTOR, MOJAGD. Ghana

“The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did – Chinua Achebe” (Things Fall Apart)

Although there’s no denying the description of the year 2017 as a nerve-racking one, it’s been a year that recorded very remarkable successes in the face of multiple constraints for our sector by dint of hard work, commitment and dedication of our Minister, Deputy Ministers, Management and the entire staff of the sector.

PATENT YOUR PROPERTY NOW!–AG.TELLS INVENTORS

PATENT YOUR PROPERTY NOW!–AG.TELLS INVENTORS, Ghana

In spite of the creativity and innovative activities emanating from our tertiary research institutions, none of the institutions has taken advantage of the system to secure a patent for an invention through the Ghana Industrial Property Office, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice has bemoaned.

Gloria Akuffo has consequently urged all tertiary institutions to create visibility for their innovative activities through protection and exploitation, stressing “research works gathering dust on shelves should be a thing of the past. Let your innovation improve lives.”

DECRIMINALIZING ATTEMPTED SUICIDE FROM OUR STATUTE BOOKS

If media reports in recent time are anything worthy of attention then one could say without any scintilla of doubt that suicide is commonplace in Ghana.

For instance while the “Daily Graphic” of September 15, 2015 reported that Ghana records 1,500 suicide cases annually as a result of depression , the phenomenon – on Ghanaian University campuses -  made the most alarming headlines in the first quarter of this year.

NEW BOARDS UNDER THE AG’S DEPARTMENT INAUGURATED

In order to ensure effective and efficient delivery of legal services, the governing boards of four Agencies under the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice – General Legal Council, Law Reform Commission, Legal Aid Scheme and Council for Law Reporting - have been duly inaugurated in Accra.

Gloria Akuffo, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in her remarks urged members of the boards to work on inadequacies within the sector particularly those pertaining to under staffing and backlog of remunerations.

A-G DECORATED BY OSUDOKU TRADITIONAL COUNCIL

A-G  DECORATED BY OSUDOKU TRADITIONAL COUNCIL

The chiefs and people of Shai-Osudoku have expressed their appreciation to the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo for honoring their daughter Gloria Akuffo with an appointment to the high office of Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

“The entire Osudoku traditional area is happy about your appointment and has come to celebrate and later invite you home for the appropriate customary ritual to be performed in order to ensure you’re successful with the mandate placed on you.”

LEGAL AND JUSTICE SECTOR REFORM PROGRAMME

In 2012, a Baseline Survey of the Justice Sector was conducted to provide information on the current levels of knowledge, experience and attitudes of the public to the justice sector in Ghana. The Survey identified the level of transparency and the speed of the processes and proceedings in the formal justice system as the significant issues in the sector. 228 of the 325 respondents stated that the delays associated with proceedings in the formal justice system was a major deterrent to using the system.