Government is currently building an additional 100 courthouses in the country.
The courthouses according to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will have accompanying residences for the judges.
The President made the announcement when he delivered the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
“We have embarked on a project to provide 100 courthouses and accompanying residences for judges and magistrates around the country. 50 of them are being built and are near completion, and should be handed over to the Judiciary soon,” he said.
He further noted that aside from the 100 courthouses with residences, 121 residential units are also under construction; 22 new modern townhouses at Danyame in Kumasi are also ongoing to settle the accommodation troubles the Court of Appeal Judges in the Northern Sector are facing.
“Mr Speaker, on121 residential units for the Judiciary are also being built across the country. Furthermore, 22 new modern townhouses are being constructed at Danyame, in Kumasi, to address the accommodation challenges facing Court of Appeal Judges assigned to the Northern Sector.”
He added that the proposed new office for the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice, which had been abandoned for about 20-years has been revisited and is likely to be completed by the close of the year.
“Some of you might remember that work began some twenty years ago on the construction of Law House, a proposed new office accommodation for the Office of Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice, a 12-storey edifice consisting of ten (10) floors above ground and two (2) storeys underground. Work on the project had stopped many years ago. I am glad to say not only has the project been resurrected. I am told it is expected to be completed by the end of this year.”