President Akufo-Addo says government is committed to building 100 new courts across the country, of which 60% is completed.
President Akufo-Addo said this at the durbar of Chiefs and people in Battor where he also commissioned the North Tongu District Court.
“We talk about wanting to live in a country where the rule of law is what governs the affairs of the nation. But it is difficult to make the rule of law paramount if people find it difficult to have access to the courts,” President Akufo-Addo said.
He urged the Chiefs and people to ensure the facility is well taken care of for its intended purpose.
Speaking on roads, the President noted that it is a fact that the roads are not in good shape but government is committed to ensuring that roads are constructed and on time to improve the economic activities of the people. He called on the residents to be a little patient as the roads will be constructed for the benefit of all.
“You know that everywhere in Ghana everybody is demanding roads and more roads. And it’s appropriate. It’s appropriate. Our roads are not good enough. We are making a big effort in my time to address the question of roads, but you need to be a little patient,” he said. President Akufo-Addo also promised that the Volivo bridge will be completed soon.
Paramount Chief of Battor, Torgbe Patamia Dzekle VII enumerated the need for the town roads and Volivo bridge to be constructed as early as possible
The DCE for North Tongu, Divine Osborne Fenu, in an interview noted that the visit by the President is a great opportunity for the residents especially so they could express themselves in terms of developmental needs.
Hon. Fenu noted that, the new court structure has with it, an accommodation complex for the magistrate at Aveyime so the people would not have to travel all the way to Sogakope or Adidome to seek for justice.
SOURCE : IVY SETORDJIE (JOY NEWS ONLINE)
PUBLISHED ON : 16/09/22