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High Court Inaugurated in Mampong, Ashanti

The people of Mampong and its surrounding towns in the Ashanti Region and beyond can now boast of a High Court building worthy of its name that reflects the authority and dignity of not only the Judiciary but the State.

                        The new one-storey building with two Courtrooms, which will serve Mampong and surrounding towns like Juaben, Effiduase Asokore,
                        Nsuta, Ejura Sekyedumase and Agona, has adequate offices to accommodate two Registries. It comes complete with two Judge’s Chambers,
                        offices for Cashiers, Bailiffs, a Docket Room, ADR Room, Washrooms for Staff and Court Users. It also has a five KVA Solar Power facility in
                        addition to a 40 KVA Generator Set as back up energy support and a borehole to guarantee regular water supply.

                                                                                                     Front view of the Court complex


                        Inaugurating the edifice, the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, described access to justice as a critical value
                        to the nation, stressing the need for all citizens to have access to it, especially, the vulnerable.

                        “Without justice there can be no order, without order there can be no peace, without peace, there can be no prosperity. And so for every
                        nation that seeks to go forward, it is critical that access to justice is given to all and sundry, especially the vulnerable.”

                                     Chief Justice, H/L Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo delivering her speech


                        She added “this edifice, which has a long history is structured in such a way that the physically impaired can have access to it….It contains
                        all facilities necessary for justice administration in modern times”.


                        The Chief Justice entreated staff of the Judicial Service who will be working there to eschew any form of malpractices and work with integrity.


                        “…The Judicial Service that functions with integrity, is the kind of Service that the people of Ghana deserve. This is a Service in which Bailiffs
                        do not exploit citizens. It is a Service that Registrars do not exploit citizens. It is a Service in which justice delivery is done in an environment
                        of transparency, propriety, independence, competence, diligence and appropriateness.”


                                                                               A Cross section of the community


                         Chief Justice Torkornoo paid tribute to her predecessors; Chief Justices Sophia Akuffo and Anin Yeboah for their respective roles played to
                         making the opening of the new High Court building in Mampong become a reality. She also commended the Paramount Chief of Mampong;
                         Daasebre Osei Bonsu II and the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) Administrator; Madam Irene Naa Torshie Addo for their immeasurable


                                                        Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, Paramount Chief and President of the
                                                             Mampong Traditional Council giving his remarks


                       The Paramount Chief and President of the Mampong Traditional Council, Daasebre Osei Bonsu II in his remarks appealed to the Chief Justice to
                       post adequate staff to work in the newly inaugurated edifice, whiles asking for more courts with the required logistics, especially a Circuit Court.

                      “I would, therefore like to appeal to your good office to provide Mampong with a Circuit Court in addition. The Mampong Courts serve a very wide
                       geographical area, as far as the Ejura, Attebubu, and Kajeji areas. With the provision of a Circuit Court, therefore, other lower cases could be
                       handled to ease the pressure on the Magistrate Court as it is now.”


                                         Administrator, DACF, Madam Irene Naa Torshie Addo giving a brief remark


                       The Administrator of the DACF, Madam Naa Torshie Addo thanked the Executive and Legislative arms of government for making it possible to build
                       these courthouses all over the country, adding, that “this is one of the greatest achievements of the Fund”.

                                   Mampong Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Thomas Appiah Kubi delivering his address


                       The Mampong Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Thomas Appiah Kubi was full of praise for the Mamponghene “for his generosity in releasing
                        this land for the construction of this edifice”, and hoped it would be well maintained.

                       The Member of Parliament for Mampong, Hon. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, also expressed his deepest appreciation to all role players for their
                       immense contribution towards the building of the new courthouse.

                       Accompanying the Chief Justice was the Judicial Secretary; H/L Justice Cyra Pamela C. A. Koranteng (JA), as well as other members of the Bench.
                       The event was also graced by the Queen mother of Mampong; Nana Agyakoma Difie II, Heads of Institutions and Agencies, the Clergy, members
                       of the Mampong Municipal Assembly and the community.


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