The Chief Justice cutting the tape to commission the Circuit Court
The Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, and some government officials have inaugurated a new Circuit Court in Dansoman, the district capital of Ablekuma West Constituency in Accra, to promote rule of law.
The newly built Circuit Court forms part of President Akufo-Addo’s agenda to establish 100 courts in all 16 regions of the country. This is intended to enhance and bring justice delivery to the doorstep of all Ghanaians.
President Akufo-Addo said the projects, which are being carried out through the administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), form part of the justice system, designed to leverage technology in the delivery of justice.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Justice Anin Yeboah said the new court is the fifth gender and domestic violence-based court in the Greater Accra Region and will help enhance justice delivery in the Ablekuma West Municipality and beyond.
“The 100 court initiatives which will be constructed across the country will help address the issues where people find it difficult to access the court, and also promote rule of law which governs the affairs of this country,” he said.
Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, in her statement, expressed gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the construction of the court in her constituency.
“I am grateful to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Common Fund Administrator, Irene Naa Torshie, for their commitment to decentralising justice delivery across the country through the 100 Courts project initiative.
“This initiative is the single most significant infrastructural investment in Ghana’s judicial system. I remain committed to building a model municipality in Ablekuma West,” she added.
The new edifice comprises offices such as a courtroom, Magistrate’s office, an Accountant’s office, an Administrator’s office, Registrar’s office, Bailiff’s office, the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), with other ancillary facilities.
In attendance were some government, judicial service officials and traditional leaders.
BY Prince Fiifi Yorke