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General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Source: Class FM

Lockdown forces Chief Justice to adjourn all cases to May, June


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All court cases being heard in Greater Accra and Kumasi have been adjourned to May and June 2020 on the orders of Chief Justice Anin Yeboah due to the partial lockdown of the two cities by the government as a way of mitigating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which has, so far, killed five of the one hundred fifty-two people infected in Ghana with two recoveries.

The President exempted the Judiciary from the lockdown but the CJ says the restrictions on movement affects lawyers, litigants and other court users.

“For this reason, registrars are directed to adjourn all cases listed during this period to dates in May and June 2020,” the CJ said in a statement.

He has also designated some specific courts in the affected regions to deal with critical cases such as “breaches arising from the restriction orders and other criminal matters”.

The Supreme Court and Court of Appeal are also available to handle urgent cases as may be determined by the Chief Justice during this period.

Other measures

To reduce the number of workers, support staff who fall in certain categories, have already been requested to take their annual leave.

A skeletal staff who will, however, be required to be in place to support the designated courts are registrars, cashiers, court clerks, interpreters, recorders and bailiffs.



Find the designated courts below:

COURTS DESIGNATED IN GREATER ACCRA

COURT

LOCATION

1. General Jurisdiction 3

Accra Law Court Complex

2. Human Rights 2

Accra Law Court Complex

3. Circuit Court 11

Accra

4. Circuit Court 1

Accra

5. District Court, Adjabeng

Adjabeng, Accra

6. District Court 1, Kaneshie

Workers College

7. District Court, Teshie-Nungua

Teshie Nungua

8. District Court 1, Madina

Madina

9. Circuit Court 1, Adentan

Adenta

10. Circuit Court, Amasaman

Amasaman

11. District Court 1, Amasaman

Amasaman

12. High Court 1 Tema

Tema

13. Circuit Court 1 Tema

Tema

14. District Court 1, Tema

Tema

15. District Court, Ashaiman

Ashaiman

COURTS IN GREATER KUMASI

COURT

LOCATION

1. Human Rights Court 8

Kumasi

2. High Court 3

Kumasi

3. Circuit Court 2

Adum

4. Circuit Court KMA

KMA

5. District Court 1, Adum

Adum

6. District Court 2, Asokwa

Asokwa

7. District Court, Mampongteng

Mampongteng

8. District Court, Ejisu

Ejisu

9. District Court, Asokore Mampong

Asokore Mampong

10. Circuit Court, Nkawie

Nkawie

11. District Court, Kuntenase

Kuntenase

12. District Court, Akropong

Akropong

13. District Court, Kodie

Kodie



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