[ 2012-05-02 ]
Judicial Service in Western region to be halted if..
The staff of the Judicial Service in the Western
region on Wednesday wore red arm bands in a bid to
pile pressure on the government to pay subventions
which is due the service.
The staff through its association issued an April
30 ultimatum to government to pay the money or
they will advise themselves accordingly.
According Joy FM’s Western regional correspondent,
Kweku Owusu Peprah, the workers have issued a new
ultimatum, May 4, to government to make sure that
its subventions and other allowances are paid
According to the Chairman of the Interim
Management Committee of the Judicial Service Staff
Association of Ghana, Francis Brakwa in an
interview Joy FM, the wearing of red arm bands by
its members is the first signal to the
Mr. Brakwa added that government’s failure to pay
the subvention is having a negative impact on the
operation of the judicial service in the region.
According to some of the workers, they have had at
a point in time to bring items such printers and
A4 papers from their homes to execute office
In all, there are 24 courts in the Western region
and the total subvention they receive is Gh¢5,300
which according to the staff of the judicial
service is not only woefully inadequate but is not
also paid on time.
According to the staff of their judicial service,
should their new ultimatum not be heeded, they
will ground the entire judicial service to a halt
after the deadline.
Source - MyjoyOnline
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