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Justice for All: Judiciary Commissions New Court to Enhance Access to Quality Justice in Oti Region

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The Ghanaian Judiciary is committed to making quality justice accessible to all Ghanaians, says outgoing Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah. This is evident in the commissioning of new courts across the country, including the latest addition in the Oti region. The presence of these courts will not only contribute to national growth and development but also reduce the time, energy, and efforts people make to travel long distances to access justice.

The commissioning ceremony of the new District Court in Fahiakobor-Bowiri, Biakoye District, Oti region was a historic event that brings the total number of courts in the region to five. This is highly commendable, according to Dr. Joshua Makubu, Oti Regional Minister, who also noted that the courts’ presence would save time and effort for people seeking justice.

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The new court is equipped with essential facilities, including offices for the registrar, ADR, dockets, cashier, chambers, solar power, mechanized borehole, washrooms for staff and the public, and a bungalow for the judge. The Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development built the edifice with the District Assemblies Common Fund.

The Judiciary believes that the increase in courts nationwide will provide quality justice for the public, enhance public trust and confidence in the administration of justice, and reduce the backlog of cases. Justice Anin-Yeboah urged court users and the public to support the judicial service in building a credible and trustworthy system by not engaging in negative activities.

The presence of the court in the Biakoye District will enhance the delivery of justice, said Madam Millicent Kabuki Carboo, Biakoye District Chief Executive (DCE). The court would enable the Assembly to enforce its by-laws and facilitate tax collection. She expressed gratitude to the President and the government for selecting the district as a beneficiary.

For the most part, the traditional authorities have been urged to ensure that issues are amicably resolved to ensure peace. Okoforbour Baffour Kwame Asante II, Tapahene, and Vice President, Oti Regional House of Chiefs, expressed gratitude to the President and the Chief Justice for the edifice and promised an effective maintenance culture to ensure the longevity of the court’s infrastructure.

In conclusion, the commissioning of the new District Court in Fahiakobor-Bowiri is a positive development that reflects the Judiciary’s commitment to providing quality justice and enhancing access to justice for all Ghanaians. The court’s presence in the Biakoye District will also promote development, as disputes can now be amicably resolved in a peaceful environment. The hope is that the court will operate efficiently and that the public will make good use of it to seek justice.

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