Make pro-bono services compulsory for renewal of licenses for lawyers –  Supreme Court Justice nominee

Supreme Court Justice nominee, Justice Samuel Kwame Adibu Asiedu is advocating for pro-bono services by lawyers to be made a compulsory requirement for the renewal of licenses of lawyers at the Ghana Bar Association.

The Supreme Court nominee made this comment when he appeared before the Appointment Committee of Parliament earlier today for vetting.

This was after Madina MP Francis Xavier Sosu asked for his opinion on the matter.

Two of the five Supreme Court Justice nominees appeared before the Appointment Committee of Parliament for vetting today.

Led by the Chairman and First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei Owusu, the committee began vetting of nominees.

First was Justice Samuel Kwame Adibu Asiedu. Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu was quick to ask the nominee about his view on recent judgments made by the Supreme Court on the standing orders of Parliament and whether it can interfere in the Affairs of Parliament. Justice Adibu Asiedu said the Supreme Court by law has the power to interpret the constitution including laws that affect Parliament.

The nominee was asked to explain what he will do if his faith conflicted with the laws of Ghana. Justice Kwame Adibu Asiedu said he is in court to administer laws as a judge not his faith. He added that his Judiciary philosophy is to bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution.

Source: Jerry John Akornor//Metro News

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