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New Abirem Gets a Circuit Court

                       A Circuit Court has been inaugurated in New Abirem, in the Birem North Constituency in the Eastern
                      Region of Ghana. The establishment of the Court means that the people of New Abirem will no longer
                      travel and incur additional costs accessing justice in Oda, Mpraeso, Asamankese and Swedru, as was
                      the case, due to the limited jurisdiction of the existing District Court.

                                                               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. 

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