A computerised high court with internet facility has been inaugurated at Obuasi in the Western Region, with a call on officials, who would be working there to be fair to everybody.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. John Alexander Ackon said the provision of the court would facilitate the dispensation of justice to sustain public confidence in the judicial system.
“I wish to urge the officials to work hard to promote efficient adjudication of cases to minimise the challenges people go through in their quest for justice,” Mr Ackon said.
He indicated that access to justice was vital for the growth of the nation’s democracy and to guarantee freedom.
Mr Ackon commended the municipal assembly for the construction of a modern court.
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, reminding the public that rape, defilement and other criminal offences must not be settled outside the courts.
He said that the Judicial Council was eager to see more law courts opened across the nation to save the people from the trouble of traveling long distances to seek justice.
Mr. Richard Ofori Agyeman Boadi, the Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), said litigants in Obuasi, Assin Fosu, Bekwai, Dunkwa, Manso-Nkwanta and Jacobu would no longer travel to Kumasi to access justice.
Nana Kwabena Oyiakwan II, the chief of Kwapia, urged court workers to avoid corruption in the discharge of the duties.