Anthony Henry Kwofie, a nominee for the Supreme Court, raised concerns about alleged judicial corruption.
He made an effort to refute any allegations of judicial corruption during his appearance before the vetting committee on Wednesday, December 20, highlighting the significance of clear communication in regaining the public’s trust.
In addressing the matter, Justice Kwofie emphasized the necessity of enhanced communication, acknowledging its critical function in the modern day.
He recommended that the judiciary’s communication department be reevaluated and that a strong public relations or communications department be established in order to address public concerns and improve openness.
“The perception about corruption is a mind issue. And perceptions are difficult to deal with. There have been several seminars not by the association but by the judiciary on corruption, on ethics and as I said we also have a complaint unit…Almost every year we do it.
“The perceptions of corruption, some of them are unfounded. Somebody goes to court, he loses a case, and there is corruption. Somebody goes to court, he misconducts himself, there is an issue, there is corruption. Unfortunately, we as judges cannot sit and make press conferences and say that this is this.”
“Communication in this age is extremely important…probably we need to look at our communication department. It is something I have personally been advocating for that we need a very strong communications or public relations department,” he said