Gov’t will continue to invest in the judiciary – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his government will continue to invest in the  country’s judicial system to improve on justice delivery. 

Inaugurating the residential complex for Appeal Court judges, President Akufo-Addo was hopeful the investment will motivate judicial service staff in the country.

The 20-unit four-bedroom apartments were funded by the state through the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).

The building, covering a seven-acre plot of land, has facilities like swimming pool, club house, tennis court, seven-bedroom guest house, internal roads, among others.

President Akufo-Addo was assisted by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the inauguration of the state-of-the-art accommodation facility.

He pointed out that his government valued the contribution of judges in the justice delivery system of Ghana, adding that his government was determined to provide the requisite incentives and infrastructure to boost their work.

According to him, the upholding the Rule of Law remained critical in deepening democracy, justice and freedom of speech.

He stated that it is on the basis of this that his government was investing in a comprehensive e-justice infrastructure to bridge the technological gap in the country’s justice delivery system.

The Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, used the occasion to draw the president’s attention to some of the human resource needs of the judiciary which he said is largely driven by turnover rate.

“This facility we are inaugurating today will require the engagement of a number of staff for its efficient management and maintenance. They include but not limited to a facility manager, artisans and others.

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“The new courts all of which come with fully furnished residential accommodation for judges and others will require appropriate human resources in the right numbers. In other words, the increase in infrastructure has direct relationships with the number of judges and administrative staffs,” he said.

He said the service will require staff of about 2,500.

By Benjamin Aidoo||Ghana


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