Circuit Court, New Abirem
Delivering her address at the inauguration of the Court, the Hon. Lady Chief Justice, Justice Gertrude Sackey
Torkornoo described the occasion as a welcome development for the community because the lack of appropriate
infrastructure at the district level gravely affects justice delivery and reduces confidence in the system.
Hon. Lady Chief Justice delivering her address
“A purpose built court is a most welcome development for any developing community. The challenge for
appropriate infrastructure is especially acute at the district level, where access to justice can lead directly
to loss of confidence and reduction in the use of the tools of justice. Without a doubt, this is a challenge
we must address if we are to provide the necessary guarantees of peace, security and investor
confidence that our country needs. The Judicial Service of Ghana has to play its part in the growth
of the economy”, she said.
She encouraged the people to take advantage of the presence and powers of the Court to resolve conflicts.
Audience at the event
“Now that the administration of justice has been brought close, I wish to urge all citizens to take advantage
of its presence and powers to right wrong and correct offences. As citizens, the law is our most potent avenue
for the resolution of conflicts. It is the cornerstone of all modern societies. This is how the peace that we are
so proud to have in Ghana can be maintained”, she said.
Hon. John Osei Frimpong, MP for Birim North Constituency
For his part, the Member of Parliament for the Birim North Constituency, Honourable John Osei Frimpong,
called on his constituents to accept and support the Circuit Court, just as they had done with the existing
District Court. He also appealed to them not to interfere in the work of the sitting Circuit Court Judge.
Obrempong Nana Akwasi Amoh Kyeretwie I, Chief of Abirem giving his remarks
The Chief of Abirem, Obrempong Nana Akwasi Amoh Kyeretwie I, who could not hide his excitement about the i
nauguration of the Circuit Court, said, on the day of his enstoolment, one of his primary desires and vision was to
get a Circuit Court for his people. Thus, he was extremely “grateful that collective efforts have seen the vision
materialize in his time”.
Group photo of dignitaries and participants at the event
The inauguration was well attended by the clergy, traditional authorities, local authority and indigenes of the community.