Koforidua gets Appeals Court

law-and-justiceThe Judicial Service of Ghana has officially inaugurated a Court of Appeal in Koforidua to serve Eastern and the Volta Regions.

The Court of Appeal has been resourced to decentralize the Appellate system to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and value for money.

Inaugurating the Court, Mrs Irene Charity Danquah, Justice of the Court of Appeal, said the Judicial Service, through its reform and modernization programme, was aimed at removing the barrier of distance which impeded justice delivery.

She said the decision to open the Courts of Appeal in Koforidua, Kumasi and Cape Coast aimed at reducing the delays and the costs incurred by the ordinary person who seeks justice at the appellate level by travelling long distances to Accra for such services.

“Sadly, these citizens who had suffered one form of injustice had to endure this at the peril of their lives and at a great cost to argue a simple application for relisting a motion which has been struck out or to argue for extension of time to file an appeal,” she said.

Mrs Danquah reminded judges and other officials manning the Court to  maintain the good image of the Service by conducting themselves well in administering justice to the people.

She also urged the public, especially those who access justice, to cooperate with the judges and staff in a manner that would dignify the status of the Court.

Source: GNA

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