CJ orders judges to wear wig

Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has issued a directive instructing judges across the country to wear wigs when in court.

A memo bearing the signature of the Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong, dated October 23, 2017 indicated that: “Her Ladyship the Chief Justice has directed that, with effect from 1st November, 2017, all judges are to wear wigs during Court sittings.”

The memo explained that the decision was taken to preserve the tradition and the uniqueness of the work of judges and the legal profession.

Additionally, the note said the wearing of wigs would also provide the needed protection and anonymity for judges and enhance personal security.

Lastly, the directive is aimed at restoring the “formal nature of court proceedings and eliminate the creeping casualness in the system”.

Source: Ghana/

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