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RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT OF PERSONS RESIDENT IN GREATER ACCRA AND GREATER KUMASI BY H. E. THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC – IMPACT ON THE JUDICIARY

SCR 176

30th MARCH 2020

RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT OF PERSONS RESIDENT IN GREATER ACCRA AND GREATER KUMASI BY H. E. THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC – IMPACT ON THE JUDICIARY

We refer to His Excellency The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo’s address on Friday, 27th March 2020. In his broadcast, His Excellency the President exempted members of the Judiciary from the restriction of movement of persons resident in Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi. 

In implementing His Excellency’s directives, the following steps have been taken by the Judiciary to ensure that the critical services rendered by this arm of government is made available during this period, as the exigencies of the situation demands.

1. The restrictions imposed on the citizenry of Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi affect all Lawyers and Litigants and /or other Court Users since these categories of persons were not exempted.

2. For this reason, Registrars are directed to adjourn all cases listed during this period to dates in May and June 2020.

3. In Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi, the Courts listed in Schedules A and B respectively, are designated to deal with critical cases which may arise i.e. breaches arising from the restriction orders and other criminal matters.

4. The Supreme Court and Court of Appeal are available to handle urgent cases as may be determined by the Chief Justice during this period.

5. Registries of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal will be open during this period.

6. Support staff who fall in certain categories have already been requested to take their annual leave. The following skeletal staff, will, however, be required to be in place to support the the designated Courts:

All other staff will be required to apply for their leave during the period of the restriction.

7. Administrative Offices will be manned by skeletal staff determined by Heads of Departments to ensure that critical services are rendered during this period.

8. Earlier press releases issued by the Judiciary on 16th and 20th March 2020, which outline COVID-19 protocols still apply.

Once again the cooperation of the general public will be greatly appreciated. 

 

SIGNED:   …………………………………………………….

                 HIS LORDSHIP JUSTICE ANIN YEBOAH

                 CHIEF JUSTICE

 

 

SCHEDULE A

COURTS DESIGNATED IN GREATER ACCRA

COURT

LOCATION

1.   General Jurisdiction 3

Accra Law Court Complex

2.   Human Rights 2

Accra Law Court Complex

3.   Circuit Court 11

Accra

4.   Circuit Court 1

Accra

5.   District Court, Adjabeng

Adjabeng, Accra

6.   District Court 1, Kaneshie

Workers College

7.   District Court, Teshie-Nungua

Teshie Nungua

8.   District Court 1, Madina

Madina

9.   Circuit Court 1, Adentan

Adenta

10. Circuit Court, Amasaman

Amasaman

11. District Court 1, Amasaman

Amasaman

12. High Court 1 Tema

Tema

13. Circuit Court 1 Tema

Tema

14. District Court 1, Tema

Tema

15. District Court, Ashaiman

Ashaiman

 

SCHEDULE B

COURTS IN GREATER KUMASI

COURT

LOCATION

1.   Human Rights Court 8

Kumasi

2.   High Court 3

Kumasi

3.   Circuit Court 2

Adum

4.   Circuit Court KMA

KMA

5.   District Court 1, Adum

Adum

6.   District Court 2, Asokwa

Asokwa

7.   District Court, Mampongteng

Mampongteng

8.   District Court, Ejisu

Ejisu

9.   District Court, Asokore Mampong

Asokore Mampong

10. Circuit Court, Nkawie

Nkawie

11. District Court, Kuntenase

Kuntenase

12. District Court, Akropong

Akropong

13. District Court, Kodie

Kodie

 

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