The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Ms Gloria Afua Akuffo, has said a total of 21 people and a limited liability company, are currently facing trial in corruption and corruption-related cases in Ghana.
Speaking at the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) annual general conference in Takoradi on Monday, Ms Akuffo said the cases involve a total of about US$139 million and Gh¢67.3 million respectively.
She said the statistics will go up when more cases involving the banking sector are presented to the court when the courts resume from the current vacation.
"We must urge and support the Judiciary to continue to assert its autonomy from both the Executive and Parliament and to dispense justice in accordance with the law without fear or favour," she said.
The Attorney General noted that it was imperative for greater political will to enforce conformity with existing laws and that Ghana was blessed with "ardent civil society activism on upholding the rule of law."
The theme for this year's GBA annual general conference is "Enhancing National Security through the Rule of Law; Prospects and Challenges."
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