Obuasi gets fully computerized High Court

By Kofi Mensah, GNA

Obuasi, Aug 16, GNA
– A fully computerized High Court with internet facility has been inaugurated
in the mining town of Obuasi with a call to officials, who would be working
there to be fair to be everybody.

The Ashanti
Regional Minister, Mr. John Alexander Ackon, said the court should give justice
to all those appearing before it to sustain public confidence in the judicial
system.

“I wish to urge the
officials to work hard to promote efficient adjudication of cases to minimize
the challenges people go through in their quest for justice.”

He indicated that
access to justice was vital for the growth of the nation’s democracy – it was
the way forward to guarantee individual freedom.

That was why the
step taken by the municipal assembly to construct the modern structure to house
the high court was commendable, he added.

The Minister said
the situation where significant proportion of the population lived outside the
protection of the law for reasons of poverty and distance would have to change.

Justice Dennis
Dominic Adjei, an Appeal Court Judge, who stood in for the Chief Justice asked
that criminal cases should be brought before the courts for determination.

He said rape,
defilement and other criminal offences must not be settled outside the courts.

Justice Adjei
pointed out that the Judicial Council was eager to see more law courts opened
across the nation to save the people the trouble of traveling long distances to
seek justice.

Mr. Richard Ofori
Agyeman Boadi, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), said litigants in Obuasi,
Assin Fosu, Bekwai, Dunkwa, Manso-Nkwanta and Jacobu would no longer have to
travel to Kumasi to access justice.

Nana Kwabena
Oyiakwan II, the chief of Kwapia, urged court workers to refuse to be
corrupted.

GNA

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