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[ 2017-05-24 ]

Chief Justice Mrs Georgina T. Wood

Values of hard work and honesty fading - Chief Justice
The Chief Justice Mrs Georgina T. Wood has
observed that values of hard work, honesty,
patriotism and compassion for the poor and weak in
the society were disappearing in the country.

Mrs Wood said it was, therefore, important to make
the youth aware of their responsibility at the
early stage of their development so as to
contribute their quota towards nation building.

“Our generation bears the burden of moulding the
lives of our youth and set them on the path of
right for their individual growth and development
as well as the progress of the nation.”

She was speaking at the 10th Annual Chief Justice
Mentoring Programme on the theme “Mobilising for
Ghana’s Future- the Rights, Duties and Obligation
of a Responsible Youth,” in Accra.

The mentoring programme attracted over 200 people,
some drawn from 17 Senior High Schools in the
Greater Accra, Eastern, Central and Upper East

Some female porters (Kayayie) in Accra also took
part in the programme. Participating students
would have the opportunity to visit Parliaments,
interact with members of the bench and bar and
take part in Career Counselling Sessions.

The Chief Justice recounted that as future leaders
of the country they should be proud to discharge
their duty with honour and dignity adding “we
trust that our modest contribution will make a
meaningful impact in your lives.”

She, therefore, called for the harnessing of
collective energies towards the realisation of the
goal of founding fathers of the nation.

The Chief Justice, who has two weeks to retire,
lauded DANIDA, UNFPA and other stakeholders for
supporting her mentoring programme for the past

In a speech read on his behalf Dr Matthew Opoku
Prempeh, Minister of Education noted that a nation
that sought to progress must harness the potential
and talents of its youth.

Dr Prempeh reiterated that education continued to
be critical in nation building and social
mobility, adding “This is the rationale behind the
government’s free Senior High School policy which
seeks to remove financial barriers that impede
access to Senior High School.”

The Minister, however, said in educating the
youth, the country should not only focus on
academic, vocational or technical training but
imbibe in the youth core values to grow to become
responsible and upright citizens.

“A child who grows up fully aware of his or her
duties as a responsible citizen is more likely to
live a life that places the country first. Such a
citizen will not litter indiscriminately, will not
engage in corrupt practices, will be diligent in
his or her work and will aspire to the highest
levels of integrity and service to the country.”

Mr Joe Ghartey Minister of Railway Development who
read former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s good
will message said the CJ’s mentoring programme is
an “initiative that is important in safeguarding
and anchoring the lives of impressionable and
malleable young adults on positive thoughts and

The former President urged the students to drink
deep from the knowledge and wisdom from speakers
so that their participation will be worthwhile and

Tove Degnol, Danish Ambassador in Ghana, said
DANIDA has supported the Judicial Service through
the CJ’s mentoring programme since 2008 and was
also lending a hand in the ongoing Rights to
Services and Good Governance which spans from 2014
to 2018.

According to the Danish Ambassador, the funding
was aimed at demystifying Judicial Service
operations through public engagement activities.

She said encouraging future careers on the bench
and in the legal profession could be considered as
one of the initial steps to protecting the rights
of citizens and reducing vulnerabilities.

Source - GNA

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