President Akufo-Addo Inducts Ten Justices, Builds 100 New Courts, Judges’ Bungalows

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President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has said that his administration is constructing a total of one hundred new courts and bungalows for Judges in all sixteen Regions of the country.  He also noted that “two hundred and ten (210) vehicles were, earlier this year, distributed to all judges in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Courts and Lower Courts.”

President Akufo-Addo stated this during the induction ceremony of ten newly appointed justices of the High Court of Ghana which took place on Monday, 18th July, 2022. Speaking during the occasion, he noted that it is the 5th time since his election as the President of Ghana that he is appointing justices.

“On Monday, 18th July 2022, I inducted into office ten (10) Justices of the High Court, the 5th time I am doing so since becoming President of the Republic.”

The justices are Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei, Mrs. Cynthia Martinson, Dr. Bridget Kafui Antonio-Apedzi, Ms. Nabeela Naeema Wahab, His Honour Ebenezer Osei-Darko, His Honour Bernard Bentil, His Honour Alexander Graham, Mr. George Kwame Gyan-Kontoh, Mr. Richard Apietu and Mr. Eric Ansah Ankomah.

Describing the newly inducted justices, President Akufo-Addo noted that they are eminently fit and qualified for the position of Justices of the High Court, and have the impartiality of mind and independence of spirit necessary to hold this high office.

According to the President, the courts and judges’ bungalow would be commissioned before the start of the legal year.

“I also indicated in my speech that Government, through the Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund, is constructing one hundred (100) new courts and bungalows for Judges in all sixteen (16) Regions of the country. Sixty percent (60%) of these courts and bungalows have been completed, and will be commissioned before the start of the legal year in October,” he noted.

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Speaking further he hinted that “three (Ahafo, Bono East and Oti Regions) out of the six new High Courts, which are being constructed for the six new Regions will be completed and ready for commissioning, again, before October. While a new, modern Court of Appeal complex in Kumasi, together with twenty (20) townhouses and a guesthouse to serve as permanent residences for Court of Appeal Judges based in Kumasi, will be completed and commissioned in September.”

All these he noted are initiatives being undertaken by Government to strengthen the capacity of the Judiciary.

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