President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the North Tongu district court in the Volta Region.
According to him, government is committed to building 100 new courts across the country, of which 60% is completed.
Speaking at Battor at the durbar of Chiefs and people, he revealed that it is difficult to make the rule of law paramount if people find it difficult to easily access the courts. He urged the Chiefs and people to ensure the facility is well taken care of for its intended purpose.
“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
Commenting on roads, the President indicated that it is a fact that the roads are not too good but government is committed at 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 in a systematic order for the benefit of all.
President Akufo-Addo equally pledged to complete the Volivo Bridge.
“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 it needs to be a little patient as you go after the roads systematically.”President Akufo-Addo
Addressing issue of roads in the country
On his part, the Paramount Chief of Battor, Torgbe Patamia Dzekle VII expressed the need for the town roads and Volivo Bridge to be constructed as early as possible.
Also, the DCE for North Tongu, Divine Osborne Fenu, noted that the visit of the President is a great opportunity for the residents especially so they could express themselves in terms of developmental needs of the area.
“The completed Court structure, has with it, completed accommodation complex for the magistrate, at Aveyime. So, the people of North Tongu are ready to take off immediately, so that our people will not need to travel all the way to Sogakope or Adidome to seek justice any longer.”Divine Osborne Fenu
The President on Monday September 12, 2022, embark on a two-day working visit to the Volta Region. On Monday, President Akufo-Addo attended the opening of the Ghana Bar Association Conference in Ho, followed by an interview session on Stone City Radio.
Day Two of the tour began with a visit to the 66 Artillery Regiment Military Barracks in Ho and an inspection of the Ghana Secondary Cities Support programme at the Ho Central Market. President Akufo-Addo commissioned the Aflao Community Day School, in the Ketu South constituency.
He then proceeded to the North Tongu constituency to commission the North Tongu District Magistrate Court, after a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of the Battor Traditional Area, to climax the President’s visit to the region.