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Do You Know Why Lawyers Always Wear Black And White? This Secret Will Shock You

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Why do Lawyers wear black?

Among the many inquisitive questions one could ask in this universe, the above is a very famous one.

I mean how did the founding fathers of the law settled on the dress code for lawyers, and why is it that among all the colours in the world they chose BLACK?!

Traditionally, people read Soo many meanings into that.

A number of people have deducted negative meaning from the black.

Some feel it serves to represent mystery, other people see it as a sign of opaqueness which translates to a lack of transparency.

Religious people will even tell you straight forward that black is the colour of the devil…Satan…Lucifer or whatever name they chose to address him by.

I digress. The question was and is still: why do Lawyers wear black?

I am sure that you may be surprised to find out that most people do not know why this is so, they just sort of “grew into the understanding” that Lawyers, WEAR black and white.

Interestingly, some of those who practice Law are not even privy to why they have to wear black and white!

One day I went to town and talked to a number of people, and it will AMAZE YOU what some law practitioners and senior level law students had to say when asked why they wore black and white.

They were simply as much in the dark as some of those other people who were not expected to know anyways.

So let us handle this big question in this write-up.

Why do Lawyers wear Black and White?

There are numerous explanations actually.

One which is widely regarded is that this dress code dates back to at least the 17th century. When Queen Mary II died of smallpox in 1694, her ‘widower’, King William III was said to have ordered all judges and lawyers to attend court wearing black gowns as a token of public mourning for the queen.

It so occurred that the order was never formally rescinded.

However, lawyers according to history liked and adopted the uniform because it gave them a distinct intimidating presence in the court.

Lawyers and Judges put on black and white because black is a colour on which no other colour can be painted.

In simple terms, what this means is that the decision of the Judge is final, you cannot tweak it in any way.

For Lawyers it means that they are meticulous with their opinions, thoughts, interpretations of the law and processes, they in any respect are not ready to compromise.

They are also static or he or she is not prepared in anyway to leave what they said.

White is symbolic of purity (peace) and transparency.

It means that the judge’s decision is very pure in every aspect. For the lawyers, it means the arguments advanced are based on facts as the lawyer is furnished with, without any iota of adulteration or conscious machination.

Whether for professional or convenience reasons, (we must understand that black is after all a colour that works well with any other colour as far as dressing is concerned) One thing is certain.

Black works for lawyers so much.

This is because of the fact that the black cloak not only make lawyers look smart and attractive, it also makes lawyers appear dignified and professional as they indeed are.

As a matter of fact, it has been severally said that black is the colour of professionalism. In addition, the black apparel gives off the notion of seriousness and soberness, a concentration on the job at hand which serves to inspire confidence in their clients.

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QNET Limited Supports Ghana Police Hospital – ghanapublisher.com

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QNET Limited Supports Ghana Police Hospital

The Managing Director of Rhinotrack Limited and Country Man Director of QNET Limited, Mr. George Anti-Ohene, has donated medical equipment to the Ghana Police Hospital on behalf of QNET Limited. The equipment include five (5) filled large 47.2 Kg Oxygen cylinders, three (3) Medical Regulators, Four (4) Wheelchairs and eleven (11) Crutches.

Mr. Anti-Ohene urged the Police hospital to put the equipment into good use to save lives as the company prepares to give more to assist in providing quality healthcare. ‘’I will be fulfilled to see that the items have saved at least one life’’, he added.

COP Mr. George Alex Mensah, Director-General Services who received the donation on behalf of the Police Administration expressed gratitude to QNET Limited and appealed to other philanthropists to emulate the example. He was joined by the Acting Medical Director, DCOP Dr. Ewusi-Emmim, the Hospital Administrator DCOP Mr. David Eklu, the Director Finance, ACP Mr. Osei Akoto Arthur and other police officers.

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How Vincent Tawiah, the iPhone Fraudster got arrested – ghanapublisher.com

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The Police have arrested Vincent Tawiah, a 22year-old internet fraudster at Accra Mall for defrauding unsuspecting persons under the pretext of selling iPhones to them. He was arrested by officers of the National Police Operations Department on Monday 10th May, 2021.

Suspect’s modus is to advertise the iPhones on Instagram and other social media platforms for prices ranging from One Thousand One Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH1,100.00) to Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH5,000.00), less than the market prices of iPhones. When contacted by interested persons, he would ask them to send mobile money to the mobile phone account number 0551978205 registered in the name of Rhydale Addae.

Police used one of his victims as a bait to arrest him. Other victims have since come forward to identify Vincent Tawiah as having defrauded them. The Police are therefore asking persons who have also been defrauded by the suspect whose picture is attached to this story, to report to the National Operations Department at the Police Headquarters, Ring Road Accra or call 0238894764.

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Finance Ministry Signs GH₵382,000,000 Compact Agreement – ghanapublisher.com

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Ministry of Finance signs two compact agreements for post Covid-19 transformation with Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Trade & Industry.

On Tuesday, 11th May 2021, the Minister for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture signed a two Compact Agreement.

The Ministry of Trade will receive Two hundred and Eighty two million Ghana cedis ( Ghs282,000,000.00) to pursue various interventions which includes: building Ghana’s light manufacturing industry, rolling out Agro processing and food import substitution, development of the pharmaceutical industry, support to distressed companies in strategic sectors, developing Ghana’s automotive products and improve access for Ghanaian exporters under AfCFTA.

The Ministry of Tourism will also benefit from an amount of One hundred Million Ghana Cedis ( GHC 100,000,000.00) which will be used for addressing: Ghana’s tourism infrastructure, transformation of our beaches, sector operators skills revitalization programmes, comprehensive marketing and brand promotion activities of our arts and culture among several others.

This funding supports are different from the Ministries 2021 budget rather, it forms part of measures under the Ghana CARES Obatampa program by President Akufo-Addo to get the economy back on track.

The Compact is a partnership agreement between the Ministry of Finance, as the Coordinating authority, and sector Ministries, under the supervision of the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee (IMCC) to ensure effective and timely delivery of the targets set for the various Ministries under the CARES programme for the 2021 fiscal year.

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