A Justice of the High Court, Justice Kweku Tawiah Ackah-Boafo has bemoaned the relatively low lawyer to citizen ratio in Ghana thus calling for the enhancement of legal education.
Speaking at the 10th Dowuona-Hammond Memorial Lecture by the Winneba Secondary School Old Students Association, he noted that per the national record of 4882 lawyers in active practice out of the 7,867 produced since 1877, Ghana has a ratio of 1 lawyer to 3,000 citizens.
This year’s lecture was on the theme; “Legal Education and its impact on economic transformation: the role of the Judiciary in national development”.
On the other hand, he mentioned that Nigeria has 197,015 lawyers amounting to a ratio of 1 lawyer to 1,054 citizens thus calling for the enhancement of legal education.
This he said will produce more well-trained legal minds who would be assets to the Nation.
However, Justice Boafo indicated that the enhancement of legal education should not compromise quality because a strong and effective Judiciary which lawyers are part of, is needed for positive economic development for Ghana.
Moreover, he mentioned that legal education has become an indispensable aspect of every civilized Nation including Ghana thus the need for Ghana to prioritize quality legal education to enhance its sustainable socio-economic development.
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