On Monday, 29th January 2024, the Judicial Service of Ghana inaugurated a district court at Zuarungu the Bolgatanga East District capital under the Chief Justice Community Sensitization Programme on the theme “improving justice delivery through community engagement”.
Hon. David Amoah, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bolgatanga East, in his welcoming remarks touched on the positive impact of the newly established court on justice and community safety. He added that the district court would go beyond being just a physical structure, but a powerful symbol of the community’s dedication to upholding the rule of law and safeguarding the rights of its residents.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Stephen Yakubu, in a brief speech added that the district court will serve justice to residents devoid of their socio-economic status, religion and political color.
He further added that the rate of crime in the district including pilfering, snatching of motorbikes, and burglary among others were on the ascendency within the district, and was confident that the Court would deliver justice quickly.
His Lordship Justice Gbiel S. Suurbaareh, an Appeals Court judge and a representative of the Chief Justice noted during the inauguration of the district court that, for the court system to realize its full potential, there is a crucial need for a collective backing from both traditional authorities and residents it serves.
The Justice further stressed that the establishment of the court stands as an evidence to Ghana’s dedication to building a strong legal framework that serves the needs of all its citizens, regardless of their geographical location.
His Lordship Justice Gbiel S. Suurbaareh was joined with the Regional Minister, DCE, Chiefs and other distinguished guest to cut the tape and unveil the plague for the opening of district court.
Raphael Azare Kariyama (ISD)