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General News of Tuesday, 10 July 2018


I’m deeply shocked over false Magistrate Chamber pot story – MCE

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Kasoa, Michael Yaw Ashman Mensah, has told Kasapa 102.FM he is still in shock over the false reports circulating in the media that the Magistrate Court Judge, Felicia Gandeji, uses a chamber pot following the unavailability of washrooms at the court.

He claims the Municipal Assembly has provided all ancilary facilities in the new building making the place fit for use by the court, and therefore wonders why the District Court Magistrate, Felicia Gandeji, will make such complaints about toilet.

“Prior to the relocation, I personally contacted the Judge to have her delegation form part of the relocation arrangement so as to assist the the Municipal works Engineer to make the place fit for use by the court.

“Upon moving in the Judge requested for curtains for the courtroom, the creation of another entrance for court users, and air conditioning unit for her office and water to be used for the toilet facilities. In fact, there was no issue on toilet facility for the Judge as she already had one. She only wanted persistent flow of water since the water flow at the complex then was intermittent,” he told Anopa Kasapa Morning Show host Kwaku Owusu Adjei.

News were rife that the District Court Magistrate, Felicia Gandeji, uses a chamber pot because there are no washrooms at the court.

The Chief Justice, Sophia Akufo-Addo who made the observation while she toured the Kasoa court in the Central Region indicated the court risked closure by the end of the year if the appalling condition at the court prevails.

But the MCE who denied the development from his jurisdiction said there are currently three female washrooms in that facility with one specifically assigned to the Magistrate court Judge.

Contrary to the emerging stories, he said the condition of the facility under contention is enough to make one comfortable.

He indicated before the brouhaha over the toilet facility, the Judicial Secretary had written to the Assembly to appreciate the efforts made by the Assembly in the numerous facilities secured for the Magistrate court.