Chief Justice commissions Kasoa High Court
“It is my hope that this court will present a new and friendlier face of justice delivery in this Municipality."
The Chief Justice, His Lordship Kwasi Anin-Yeboah has commissioned a newly constructed High Court at Kasoa, in the Awutu Senya East Municipality.
The new facility located specifically at Kasoa Ofaakor, is expected to save cost of travel to access a High Court at Winneba or Agona Swedru.
“It is my hope that this court will present a new and friendlier face of justice delivery in this Municipality.
I urge the staff to exhibit a high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties. Harassments of all forms including the threat and extortion of money from people who come to the court for redress is the cruelest way of treating our own people. And I urge the public to stand firm and refuse to yield to the unsanctioned demands of judicial officers and don’t be afraid to report such judicial officers for actions to be taken against them,” Justice Anin-Yeboah said in remarks.
Efforts to ensure access to justice through court infrastructure in various districts stepped up since last year with the inauguration of newly built court edifices. Of the lot, these included a new High Court at Sowutuom, in the Ga-Central Municipality, a court facility at the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region, a High court with additional responsibility as a child-friendly gender-based violence Circuit court in Nalerigu, the regional capital of the North-East Region and a Circuit court at Dansoman in Accra.
The highlight of these perhaps was the inauguration of the new Court of Appeal complex in Kumasi, together with twenty (20) townhouses and a guesthouse to serve as permanent residence for Justices of the Court of Appeal serving the northern sector of the country.
In March 2022, the government pledged to provide 100 courthouses and accompanying residences for judges and magistrates across the country.
“We have embarked on a project to provide one hundred (100) courthouses and accompanying residences for judges and magistrates around the country. Fifty of them are being built and are near completion, and should be handed over to the Judiciary soon,” President Nana Addo said during a State of the Nation’s Address at the time.
A great number of the courthouses commissioned since 2022 forms part of the 100 courts project.