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Justice William Atuguba’s speech at the public lecture organised by the Solidaire Ghana and the University of Ghana on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, couldn’t have ended without a bite on the transfer of one of the vociferous judges in the country.

Osaagyefo Oseadeɛyɔ Agyeman Badu II, who is also the paramount chief of the Dormaa Traditional Area, according to Justice Atuguba, has been transferred from Accra to the Volta region “for talking too much.”

Speaking at the lecture on the theme: ‘Protecting our Democracy; the Role of the Judiciary’, Justice Atuguba expressed his disappointment over the development, describing it as problematic.

“The Dormaahene, who is also a High Court judge, has apparently been transferred,” the former Supreme Court Justice, Atuguba, said.

He suggested the High Court judge cum paramount chief was transferred because he is vocal.

Per the former justice of the Apex Court’s assertion, the things fuelled by the ruling government have not triggered the resentment of Ghanaians enough, the reason injustice in its gravity is festering under the current regime.

“I heard for talking too much, the Paramount Chief of Dormah Traditional Council and a High Court Judge, Osagyefo Agyeman Badu II has been transferred from the Greater Accra to the Volta region. (Ghanaians are not angry enough),” he said in his speech.

Justice William Atuguba also spoke about how there is the need for serious reforms in the political structure of the country, adding that if that is not done, precedents will create a messy future for governments that will take over in years to come.

“When the Executive needs a reform, the President is changed. When the Legislative needed reform, the Speaker was changed. When the Judiciary needs a reform, the Chief Justice needs to be changed. If Nana Addo could remove the Electoral Commissioner, the Auditor General and it was good, so should John Mahama be able to remove the Chief Justice.

“We need serious reforms in every institution including the NPP. This is one of the reasons Ghanaians want him to be President again,” he added.

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