Newly elected officers of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG), have been sworn into office for the next four years, spanning 2022 to 2024.
The new JUSAG leadership were elected on the 5 August 2022, at the association’s 1st Quadrennial Delegates’ Conference held at the University of Health and Allied Sciences, under the theme: ‘Enhancing rule of law through e-Justice in the digitized economy: The role of the Judicial Service.’
The six-member executive team where sworn in by Justice Charity Irene Larbi, a Justice of the Court of Appeal at a ceremony held at the Supreme Court today 11 October 2022.
The new executives are Samuel Afotey Otu, President, Mr Samuel Lartey, Vice President, Brother Abdulai Yakubu, General Secretary, Joyce Assan, Deputy General Secretary, Brother Owusu Kankam, Treasurer and sister Hannah Boachie, Women’s Commissioner.
Outgoing President of JUSAG, Mr Alex Nartey, in his handing-over address, observed that the two terms his administration has served, (2014 to 2022) has seen several developments that has led to the improvement of the lot of judicial service workers.
He noted that during his time in office, they negotiated judicial service workers out of the single spin salary structure, got the policy of study leave which was abolished by the service re-instated, leading to about 50 staff of the judicial service going on to study law to become lawyers.
Chief Justice, Kwesi Anin Yeboah attended and presided over the swearing-in ceremony. In his brief statement, he admonished the newly elected executives to put the interest of the people they are elected to serve first at all times.
He noted that his office will endevour to offer the new leadership of JUSAG all the support they need to ensure that their term in office is a success.
JUSAG President, Samuel Afotey Otu, in his statement after the swearing-in ceremony, indicated that he and his team are deeply grateful for the confidence reposed in them by the staff of the judicial service. He pledged to keep an open door policy throughout his period in office.
“The good of JUSAG depends on every little contribution from each and every one of us. Yes, we are the leaders, but we need everyone’s cooperation to be able to lead well. Every thought, suggestion and experience are all welcome to make JUSAG more resilient and beneficial to all” Samuel Afotey Out, the JUSAG President said.