The Office of the Attorney- General and Ministry of Justice organized a one day sensitization workshop on the Whistleblower Act, 2006 (ACT 720) and Procurement Standard Clause on 12th December, 2019 at the British Council PD Center in Accra.
The aim of the workshop was to create awareness on the Whistleblower Act and the Procurement Standard Clause as part of efforts to strengthen the capacity of anti-corruption advocates, government officials, civil society groups and private sector in the fight against corruption.
The Justice for All Pragramme (JFAP) is an initiative of the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice, introduced in Ghana in 2007 to help promote access to justice and for speedy trial of cases of remand prisoners. The programme, which has been in existence for the past 10 years aims at reducing prison overcrowding by setting up special in-prison courts to adjudicate remand prisoners’ cases throughout the country. The programme is implemented in collaboration with the Judicial Service, Police Service, Prisons Service, Legal Aid Commission, Commission on Human Rights and Adm
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.
The efforts of the Office Attorney General and Ministry of Justice in the maritime boundary dispute with Cote d’Ivoire saved the country billions of dollars when it ensured Ghana’s victory in the three-year landmark case at the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).
It’s a ruling that has positive implications for the country’s oil and gas industry. Expert have said the international court would most likely have ordered Ghana to pay 49-billion-dollar reparation to Cote d’Ivoire from the date Ghana commenced drilling of oil in commercial quantities.
The case, according to the AG will take at least three years. The two parties are to agree on three independent arbitrators by mutual consent. The president of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to which both countries belong to, will be compelled to appoint the arbitrators should the two parties fail to reach an agreement on the arbitrators.
The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong today briefed the press on steps Ghana has taken to settle a maritime boundary dispute between her (Ghana) and Cote d'Ivoire. According to her, the arbitration is a desire to strengthen the relationship between the two countries by firmly and finally establishing the maritime boundary.