Prescribing Suit Is Backward Thinking – Manasseh Jabs Supreme Court

Freelance journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has criticised the Supreme Court over a prescription of a dress code for persons who appear before the court.

According to Manasseh, even though the court has the authority to order persons who appear before the court to dress properly if it “hurts sensibilities”, it is unfortunate for the court to prescribe a suit.

In a Facebook post he wrote: “If you appear before the court with sagging trousers or dressed in a manner that hurts the sensibilities of the reasonable person, the court has the right to tell you to dress properly. But to prescribe a suit is disturbing. It’s backward thinking. Why not a smock or an African print? What is in a suit?”

The comment by the broadcast journalist comes after the Supreme Court of Ghana yesterday advised a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana and a Member of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte to appear in a suit the next time he appears before the court.

The friendly directive was given by a member of the bench when Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte mounted the witness box for former President John Mahama on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

The directive was however challenged by lead counsel for the petitioner, Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata.

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