After a general water crisis brought on by the Akosombo Dam Spill, Chief Justice (CJ), Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, closed the courts in Ada, in the Greater Accra Region.
The CJ ordered its closure until November 30 because, in his words, the spillage had an impact on the District and Circuit Courts’ functioning.
Justice Cyra Pamela C.A. Koranteng (JA), the Judicial Secretary, signed a public notice on November 17 announcing the temporary closure and stating that the matter will be evaluated after November 30.
“The attention of the Honourable Lady Chief Justice has been drawn to general water crises being faced by the residents of Ada as a result of the spillage of water from the Akosombo Dam and which has affected the operations of the Circuit and District Courts, Ada.
“In view of the foregoing, the Honourable Lady Chief Justice has decided to close the Circuit and District Courts, Ada, until 30th November 2023.
“The situation will be assessed thereafter for further action. The public is hereby duly notified,” the notices signed by the Judicial Secretary noted.