Kweku Baako sends message to Akufo-Addo over legal education reforms

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako is of the view that the Chief Justice and the General Legal Council will not listen and work on the concerns being raised by the Association of Law Students.

To Mr Baako, President Nana Akufo-Addo must review his stand and allow the concerns to be addressed by the Chief Justice and the General Legal Council.

“The students called for a Commission of Inquiry which the president already declined in his letter to the Chief Justice but I think he must review his stands because the Chief Justice and the General Legal Council are not going to work and won’t listen,” he said.

Speaking on Accra-based Metro TV, monitored by, Mr Baako urged President Akufo-Addo to listen to the students’ appeal for a Commission of Inquiry.

“Even if they are going to do something, it will be in tit-bits, the structure itself must be broken down and I will go for a properly established Commission of Inquiry that will be given clear terms of reference to deal with this issue,” he said.

He said there are long standing barriers which need to be broken and the legal education reforms handled in a comprehensive and holistic manner.

“This issue has been here for too long and it is destroying the whole generation but our economy and society are expanding and we need a legal regime to deal with the expansion,” he added.