On Friday, 17th February 2023, an eight-member delegation from the Legal Affairs of the German Parliament (Bundestag) called on the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice (A-G), Hon. Godfred Yeboah Dame.
The delegation was led by Elisabeth Winklemier-Becker, Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and accompanied by the German Ambassador to Ghana, Daniel Krull and other supporting staff from the Bundestag
The visit was to allow them gain an in-depth knowledge on the workings of the Committees of Ghana’s Parliament, have knowledge in transparency and accountability issues in the Public and Private Sectors, have updates on the fight against corruption as well as human rights issues among others.
Welcoming the delegation, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Hon, Godfred Yeboah Dame said Ghana had a long-standing relationship with Germany but it was the first time a delegation from the German Parliament had visited Ghana.
Briefing the delegation on the tenets of Ghana’s democracy, the A-G highlighted the role of the three arms of Government and their functions under the 1992 Constitution. He also touched on the essence of rule of law, accountability, open government, just law, and accessible and impartial justice as some of the good tenets of Ghana’s democracy.
Again, He spoke about the increasing number of Women in the Legal System and even in this Office having about 91% of them being women.
Mrs Winklemier-Becker said the visit by her team was to allow exchange and learning from Ghana as well. She indicated her delight that German and Ghana Attorneys would have the opportunity for an exchange programme on Human Rights and Administrative Justice.