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If the President can be criticised, why should the Appointee (Chief Justice) be spared?

The constitution of the land clearly recognises that sovereignty emanates from the citizenry. The people, through a democratic electoral process, choose their leaders including the president of the Republic.

The president is expected to meet the needs and aspirations of his people irrespective of their ethnic, political and religious inclination. Currently, His excellency the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo is impressed with his own performance and even claims that his performance is unparalleled in the history of this country. Some Ghanaians would have staged perhaps the most historic demonstration to counter his claim had it not been the restraining order against them. And I am sure it's not just because he is not or has not done anything, but surely because of the prevailing social, political, security and economic conditions in the country.

On daily basis, people via the various media, seriously criticise him (The president). Though his handling of dissenting opinions is seen by many as undemocratic and intolerant, some of us can agree to some extent that sometimes we over do it.

President Mahama is arguably, the most criticised leader in the 4th Republic.

What bothers me the most, is the growing impression being created that the judiciary and its head (Chief Justice) can't be criticised. Isn't it a fact that every human being is fallible? We are all aware that there have been several instances where judges themselves have reviewed their own rulings and judgements. Isn't that a confirmation that they make mistakes and that sometimes cost the lives of innocent people?

If there is a denial of justice or a twist in the delivery of justice, isn't it called injustice? And if indeed the word 'injustice' exists, isn't it because those mandated to administer justice are either incompetent or corrupt? if we can criticise the one whom we elected, the first most important person in Ghana (the president), why then should we be deterred from doing same to the one who draws his powers from the president? Or the constitution absolves the judges of criticisms and If that is the case, then the concept of democracy must be indeed mysterious.

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