The Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana has bemoaned the delay with which their allowances and other benefits are paid to them. 

According to them, they are entitled to it and must be paid on time considering the current economic hardship. 

President of the Association of Magistrates and Judges, Henry Kwofie made the remark at the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

He disclosed that Judges and Magistrates received their fuel allowances for the first quarter of the year just a week ago. 

“Fuel allowance for the first quarter of this year was released only last week to the Judicial Service. 

“Allowances are part of our remuneration  – we are entitled to it and it must be paid promptly especially taking into consideration the recent increases in prices of petroleum products.  

“We wish that the authorities take this matter very seriously”, he lamented.

Meanwhile, the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah at the same event urged judges and magistrates not to be disturbed by their critics. 

He said their duty is to dispense justice according to law and not criticisms.

“Yours is to dispense justice and to uphold the rule of law irrespective of public clamour,” the Chief Justice urged. 

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