H/L the Chief Justice delivering his address
Speaking at the inauguration, the Chief Justice said the new court is the fifth Gender Based Violence Court in
the Greater Accra Region and will help enhance justice delivery in the Ablekuma West Municipality and beyond.
Justice Anin Yeboah further said that the court, would also handle both civil and criminal cases, and would
bring relief to the police and especially people in the Ablekuma West, Ablekuma Central and Ablekuma North constituencies.
"I urge you all to ensure that the investment in this court is well protected. Every user of the
facility must exercise utmost care and treasure the resources spent," he added.
The inauguration of the Dansoman Circuit Court was witnessed by the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West,
Hon Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Chiefs, Religious leaders and members of the community
Hon Ursula Owusu Ekuful, MP for the area, delivering her address.
Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful in her statement, expressed gratitude to President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
for the construction of the court in her constituency.
“I am grateful to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Common Fund Administrator,
Hon. Irene Naa Torshie, for their commitment to decentralizing justice delivery across the country through the 100 Courts project initiative.
“This initiative is the single most significant infrastructural investment in Ghana’s judicial system. I remain committed
to building a model municipality in Ablekuma West,” she added.
Nii Adote Odaawulu I, Sempe Muslim Akwarshontse of the Sempe Traditional Council
Nii Adote Odaawulu I, Sempe Muslim Akwarshontse of the Sempe Traditional Council, said the traditional council will
not interfere in the work of the staff but rather support them to administer justice to ensure law and order in the municipality.
A cross section of chiefs, queen mothers and other invited guests at the inauguration.
He further advised the residents not to take the law into their own hands but report all cases to the police
for due process to ensure fairness.
Front View and court room of the model court building
Earlier in the day, the Chief Justice had inaugurated the Ngleshie Amanfro District Court in the Ga South Municipality.
At the inauguration, the Chief Justice reiterated his call on bringing justice delivery to the doorstep of the citizens.
“The court is here to serve all of us, let us have confidence in the court processes and make use of the facility”,
he added that, the establishment of the court was in fulfilment of the judiciary’s vision to bring justice to the doorsteps of the citizenry.
“It is our resolve to build a justice system that ensure our litigants and countrymen had efficient, timely and quality justice delivery.”
He encouraged court users to explore the Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism (ADR) rather than go through litigation.
He noted that the use of ADR will go a long way to improve the turnaround time of cases “because ADR is faster, cheaper, easier
and less acrimonious and there is neither a winner nor a loser.”
Nii Kwashie Gbobilor, Chief of Ngleshie Amanfro giving his remarks
The Chief of Ngleshie Amanfro, Nii Kwashie Gbobilor, on his part said the court would impact the image of the town as hitherto
the area was served by courts in the Awutu Senya East Municipality or Weija in the Weija-Gbawe Municipality.
Speaking on behalf of the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey, Ms Sheila Bartels, the Member of Parliament (MP)
for Ablekuma North Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, called on the judiciary to collaborate with Metropolitan, Municipal
and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure strict enforcement and compliance of sanitation bylaws of the assemblies.
Also present at the inauguration was Mr Sylvester Matthew Tetteh, the MP for the Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro Constituency,
and Mr Joseph Nyarni, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) and other dignitaries.