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Inspire Confidence in the Justice System through your Conduct – CJ Urges Judges and Staff

The Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, has inaugurated a new Circuit Court and District Court in Atebubu, with a plea to Judges, Magistrates and staff of the Judicial Service, to inspire confidence in the justice system through their work and conduct. This, Justice Torkornoo believes will encourage people to seek redress in the courts and not take matters in their own hands.


                         “For those who will be working in these court buildings, the Judge, Magistrate and Court Staff, I urge you, in your
                         words and in your conduct, to live up to the highest ideals of the law. Let all who come here feel welcome and
                         reassured that the law is here to work for and with them. Let no one feel discouraged or reluctant to use the law.
                         We must ensure that we are not only fair and just, but are seen by all to be so, so they will feel confident in seeking
                         redress from these buildings and what they represent”, she said.

 


                            
                                           Chief Justice, H/L Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo addressing the gathering 

 

                       Chief Justice Torkornoo was confident that the twin court facility in the Atebubu-Amantin Municipal Assembly of the
                       Bono East Region, would bring about prosperity and development for the indigenes and community at large. The
                       Municipality now has a new Circuit Court and a new District Court to replace the existing District Court which was
                       no longer fit for purpose.



                          
                                              Front view of twin court building housing the Circuit and District Courts

 

                      “The law delivers the promise of prosperity and development. The rule and protection of law therefore serve as
                      the most positive building rungs for the steady development of any society. It is therefore my hope that the presence
                      of this court is able to bring more and more people to settle and do business in this beautiful community”, she added.




                       
                                  MCE for Atebubu-Amantin Municipal Assembly, Hon. Edward Owusu, delivering his remarks

 

                       For his part, the Municipal Chief Executive for Atebubu-Amantin, Hon. Edward Owusu, described the occasion as “one
                       of the happiest moments in my life” because the era of his people traveling to Wenchi or Sunyani to access justice was over. 

                      “Prior to today, persons in this jurisdiction who needed the services of the Judicial Service beyond the Magistrate Court were
                       asked to either travel to Wenchi or Sunyani. Traveling to far places for justice can affect timely delivery of justice. Thus, if
                       legal redress or equitable relief to an injured party is available but not delivered in a timely manner, it can lead to frustrations
                       and loss of faith in the justice delivery system”, he said. 

                       Hon. Edward Owusu also added that the Assembly decided to use its internally generated funds to build the Court Complex
                       as a way of ensuring that justice delivery was brought to the doorsteps of citizens in the Municipality. He was optimistic that
                       the Courts would serve the adjoining towns and communities within the Municipality.

 

 

                                             

                                                  Group Photograph of CJ with Clergy                                                                                Group Photograph of CJ with Chiefs & Queen mothers

 

                      Among the dignitaries present were the Regional Minister for Bono-East; Mr. Kwasi Adu-Gyan, Member of Parliament for
                      Atebubu-Amantin constituency; Hon Sanja Nanja and Chief Executives from neighbouring Districts. The event was well
                      attended by Heads of Institutions, Departments and Security Agencies, as well as the Clergy, traditional rulers and members of the community. 

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