March 23, 2023

Yet again president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has upheld his fondness and ritzy certifications as Ghana’s Chief defender of law and order.

As per the President, sixty (60) area courts, sixty (60) lodges for judges, and three (3) new high courts for three (3) of the six (6) recently made locales will be dispatched before the beginning of the lawful year in October.

He made this exposure during the Swearing-in of ten (10) new High Court Judges, on Monday, eighteenth July 2022, at Jubilee House.

Moreover, the President expressed that Government, through the Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund, is building one hundred (100) new courts and lodges for Judges in every one of the sixteen (16) Regions of the country.

Recognizing what is happening, President Akufo-Addo noticed that, administration has observed the lacking quantities of courts in different pieces of the nation, bringing about residents going significant distances to get to courts, and has chosen to cure what is happening.

The new set lawful framework incorporates twenty (20) courts and twenty (20) lodges in Ashanti; twelve (12) courts and twelve (12) homes in Eastern; eight (8) courts and eight (8) cabins in Greater Accra; eight (8) courts and eight (8) cottages in Volta; eight (8) courts and eight (8) cabins in Ahafo; seven (7) courts and seven (7) homes in Western; and five (5) courts and five (5) homes in Bono East.

“60% (60%) of these courts and lodges have been finished, and will be appointed before the beginning of the lawful year in October. The excess 40% (40%) will be appropriately finished and dispatched toward the finish of the main quarter of 2023,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Comparable framework as Regional High Courts is additionally nearly finished in the Six recently made locales, i.e., Ahafo, Bono East, North East, Oti, Savannah and Western North. Three of the Courts, that is those in Ahafo, Bono East and Oti Regions, will be finished and prepared for authorizing, once more, before October. The other three, that is those in North East, Savannah and Western North, which are at 80% (80%) finishing, will be prepared for charging toward the finish of the primary quarter of 2023.”

In April last year, President Akufo-Addo cut the turf for the beginning of work on a new, present day Court of Appeal complex in Kumasi, along with twenty (20) condos and a guesthouse to act as long-lasting homes for Court of Appeal Judges situated in Kumasi, who will be ordered to deal with requests from the northern piece of the country.

The ten (10) new High Court Judges are Her Honor Mercy Adei Kotei, Mrs. Cynthia Martinson, Dr. Bridget KafuiAntonio-Apedzi, Ms. Nabeela Naeema Wahab, His Honor Ebenezer Osei-Darko, His Honor Bernard Bentil, His Honor Alexander Graham, Mr. George Kwame Gyan-Kontoh, Mr. Richard Apietu and Mr. Eric Ansah Ankomah.

He approached the to perceive consistently that, “A bad or uncouth appointed authority is a threat to the public interest and legal organization” and added that “the circumstance, where judges proffer decisions based on choices from lower courts and refer to them as regulation, isn’t OK, and, surprisingly, less thus, when judges refer to no authority by any means for their decisions, and provide orders without reasons.”


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