Nana, Otumfuo Cut Sod For Judges Complex

President Akufo-Addo and Otumfuo breaking the grounds for the construction of residential facilities for court of appeal judges in Kumasi

PRESIDENT Akufo-Addo was joined by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to break the grounds for the construction of residential facilities for court of appeal judges in Kumasi, yesterday.

The ultra-modern project, to be completed between eight to 12 months’ time, would boast of 20 unit four-bedroom town houses, with amenities such as a swimming pool, tennis court, club house, among others.

It is being constructed on a 7.5 acre land at Denyame, a serene residential suburb in Kumasi, donated by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The government-funded project, would go a long way to help solve the accommodation problems facing judges in the city.

President Akufo-Addo said his administration was determined to do its utmost best to help make the judiciary one of the best on the continent and the world at large.

In line with this great vision, he stated that his government has commenced the construction of 90 courts with accommodation facilities across the country, in anticipation of revamping the judicial service.

According to him, the construction of the facilities for court of appeal judges in Kumasi was also an ample proof that his administration has the transformation and progress of the judiciary at heart.

President Akufo-Addo said, “The rule of law should not just be a slogan but an operating principle that would lead to the protection of the liberties and rights of the citizenry, leading to the effective transformation of the country.”

On behalf of Ghanaians, he graciously commended the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for his generosity by freely giving a vast land for the project to take off in Kumasi.

The Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, observed that lack of decent accommodation was one of the main challenges facing the judiciary, and said the court of appeal judges housing project in Kumasi was an important initiative.

He also showered tons of praises on the Otumfuo, for his invaluable support for the project, adding that he personally appreciates the Asantehene’s contribution to the transformation of the judiciary.

The Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development Minister, Dan Botwe, on his part, promised that his ministry would continue to give the needed support so that the facility would be completed on time.

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, in his welcome address, was of the view that the completion of the building complex would help to improve the justice delivery system in Kumasi and Ghana in general.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi