The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned a residential complex, made up of 24 bungalows, a Club house and a Tennis court for appeal court judges.
The facility, which he described as a huge infrastructural development in the judiciary since independence, is part of 115 bungalows for about 120 courts being constructed nationwide, to improve the image and status of the judges in the country.
About 70% of these bungalows are completed, he said. He commended Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, for making seven acres of land available free of charge for the project, in the quest to improve the justice system the country.
The president charged the judiciary to deliver justice timely for the people of Ghana to promote law and order to leverage delivery of justice.
He stated that timely delivery of justice would enhance rule of law, restore and enforce the law as Ghanaians resolve to maintain law and order.
The President noted that Ghana had come a long way hence the government’s resolve to bring a new civilization towards freedom and Justice.
The Chief Justice, Kwesi Anin Yeboah, commended the Nana Akufo-Addo led government for retooling and investing in the infrastructural development of the judiciary.
He noted that the poor physical infrastructure is over, with the commitment of the government to invest in the justice system.
The CJ noted that the Appeal Court complex constructed in 2008 by former President John Agyekum Kufuor was aimed at removing backlog of cases in the Ashanti region.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has inspected Children and Mother’s ward under construction at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and commissioned a new sub-station of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for the health facility.
He also inspected the second phase of the Kejetia project, where the contractor at the site said about 99% of engineering works have been completed, while 49% of total construction is completed.
The contractor assured the president that the whole project could be completed by February 2024.