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Achimota Circuit Court Opens

Residents in and around Achimota in the Okaikwei North Municipality can access justice as a Circuit Court Opens for business. The opening of the facility is expected to bring access to justice to the door steps of the people. The Circuit Court edifice comes nine months after the Chief Justice commissioned a District Court, which is about 30 meters away. Commissioning the project, the Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah said court houses are national assets which are reflective of the importance the nation attaches to the rule of law and good governance. The Chief Justice said the vision of the judicial Service is to enhance citizen’s access to quality justice by establishing courts proximity to users. “This is aimed at reducing the cost burden of having to commute to the central Business District of Accra to seek Justice as well as easing the heavy caseload overburdening the court there” He noted that cases in the Okaikwei North Municipality and its environ that fell within the threshold of the Circuit Court were sent to the Central Business District, Amasaman or Adenta to the discomfort of Court users. The Chief Justice urged Ghanaians to have confidence in the court process and make good use of the facility. “I urge our staff and Assembly to ensure its proper maintenance. For this is the only way we can achieve our mandate and vision for our compatriots and the nation.” Honourable Boye Laryea in a speech read on behalf of Mr. Henry Quartey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, was optimistic that the establishment of the court would bring swift dispensation of justice which undoubtedly was a key element in the development of a municipality and the nation. Mr. Quartey appealed to the court to collaborate with the Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly to ensure strict enforcement of sanitation bye-laws, especially now that the “Operation Clean Your Frontage” bye-laws have been gazetted. “I would implore you to try to set aside special days to complement the Assembly’s effort to make the city one of the cleanest.” Justice Cynthia Pamela A. Addo, the Judicial Secretary, said “If Ghana would survive and thrive as a nation, then the law must be in robust health.’ Nii Amartey III, Abofu Dzase, on behalf of the Chiefs and traditional rulers was happy Achimota has a Circuit and a District Court. The court is fully furnished and fitted with a borehole, solar Power, and a generator. This is to ensure a regular water supply and clean energy. Present at the ceremony were staff of the Assembly. Chiefs and Staff of the Judicial Service


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