I won’t change wig-wearing – CJ nominee

Chief Justice nominee, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah

Chief Justice nominee, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, says he will not tamper with the attire of lawyers and judges in Ghana that has come under some criticisms in the past.

“That’s our uniform,” he told the Parliament’s Appointments Committee Monday, adding “I’m all out for the tradition of the bar. I will not change it.”

Ghana is one of the former British colonies that have maintained the signature of the UK legal system such as the wearing of wigs and robes by judges and lawyers.

In a rather bold decision, the Constitutional Court of Malawi suspended the wearing of traditional white wigs and black robes in the courtroom due to the rising temperature levels in the country.

Calls for similar reforms in Ghana have been anchored on the weather, but the CJ nominee says he would not change anything about it.

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