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Atwima Kwanwoma District Magistrate Court Inaugurated A/R

A district magistrate court has been inaugurated at Twedie in the Atwima Kwanwoma district of the Ashanti region.

 This initiative forms part of a nationwide project designed to ensure that every district is served with a court to save the People from travelling long distances in search of justice in the regional capitals.

Representing the Chief Justice, His Lordship Paul Richardson, reiterated the commitment of the judiciary to promote and uphold human rights of all citizens regardless of geographical location. He advised that the people resort to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve civil cases as the courts were not the only places to seek justice. His Lordship Richardson appealed to the public and authorities in the district to help ensure congeniality for the courts to execute their mandate.

The District Chief Executive (DCE), Nana Kwabena Nkrumah, expressed his delight at the inauguration and called on the people to espouse unity and peaceful coexistence devoid of any political bickering   to promote the development of the district. 

On his part, the chief of Twedie community, Nana Kwarteng, encouraged the supervising judge, His worship Nana Brew to extol the truth as a virtue in dispensing of justice and the performance of his duties. 

Two cases were staged as a mock trial to open the court. The first case was between the Republic vs one Mr. Duah Godwin, a commercial driver accused of driving without a driver's license. The accused was found guilty of charges pressed against him and fined an amount of three hundred and sixty Ghana cedis (GH₵360.00) or faced a sentence of one month imprisonment. The second case was prosecuted by an environmental health inspector (Miss Ruth Akorbire) from the Department of environmental health at the assembly against a landlord (Mr.Dramani) from Atwima Boko for constructing an uncovered toilet facility on his residential property. It was ruled that, the development was inappropriate and environmentally unfriendly, causing a public nuisance and a potential grounds for breeding mosquitoes. Mr. Dramani was eventually found guilty by the court and fined an amount of three hundred and sixty Ghana cedis (GH₵360.00) or faced an imprisonment of three months.    

Source: ISD (Nuhu Ibrahim)