Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, the Information Minister, has highlighted the need for the production of more lawyers in the country.
According to him, this is to make-up for the supply deficit in the public sector.
Oppong-Nkrumah, while applauding plans by the General Legal Council to expand the Ghana School of Law, urged the Council to ensure standards in the training of lawyers.
Despite making a case for the more production of lawyers, while speaking to Citi FM at the call to BAR of some 305 newly trained lawyers on Friday, Oppong-Nkrumah said the standards of the profession must be maintained.
“I am one of those who believe that without compromising the standards, we need a lot more lawyers and so we need to find some middle ground that allows a lot more people to get access and to have an opportunity to study because we need a lot more practitioners in the system particularly in the public services for example. The Ministries, Departments and Agencies should get to that level where we have a lot of in-house counsel but that all means that very generally we need a lot more both in the public and private sector,” he said.