The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, 17th October 2022, commissioned a residential complex for Court of Appeal Judges in the Ashanti Region, as well one hundred and twenty (120) courts and one hundred and fifty (150) bungalows each across the country.
According to President Akufo-Addo, in the course of his first term in office, Government took note of the inadequate numbers of courts in various parts of the country, resulting in citizens travelling long distances to gain access to courts.
However, President Akufo-Addo noted that through the efficiency and ingenuity of the Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund, Hon. Irene Naa Torshie Addo, “we are, in fact, constructing one hundred and twenty (120) courts and one hundred and fifty (150) bungalows and not the ninety (90) that was contemplated earlier”.
He, thus, charged the Chief Justice is to take over and begin to post officers to start work with immediate effect.
He assured that “we will continue to implement policies to advance the rule of law, and, thereby, reinforce the confidence of the people, and shore up our nation’s reputation as a country governed by the rule of law.”
The Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame on his part called for more court in deplorable state to receive face lift as Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah also want more judges to be recruited to work in the new courts built.