Dansoman gets Circuit Court

The new Circuit Court forms part of the 100 courts project being executed by the government.

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The Chief Justice, His Lordship Kwasi Anin-Yeboah on Thursday inaugurated a new Circuit Court at Dansoman, in the Ablekuma West Municipality. 

Located behind the Dansoman Keep Fit Club, the court facility which includes offices for the judge, registrar, bailiff, administrator, and accountant, forms part of the 100 courts project being executed by the government. 

The court also has an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) outfit and other ancillary facilities.

“This Circuit Court, as designated, is going to offer our staff a good working environment with all the modern facilities you can think of. It will later in the year be fitted with state-of-the-art ICT equipment to enable it to also function as a child-friendly, gender-based violence court to enhance accessibility by the vulnerable in society who are mainly women and children when they suffer domestic or sexual abuse. 

I urge you all to ensure that the investment in this court is well protected. Every user of the facility must exercise the utmost care and treasure the resources spent,” Justice Anin-Yeboah said. 

Efforts to expand court infrastructure in various districts stepped up especially last year with the inauguration of newly built court edifices. Of the lot, these include a new High Court at Sowutuom, in the Ga-Central Municipality, a court facility at the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region, and 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. 

Perhaps the highlight of these 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, during the State of the Nation’s Address, President Akufo-Addo indicated that his government began a project 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 in March 2022.