Construction of the national cathedral: I apologize for the inconvenience – CJ apologizes to judges

Construction of the national cathedral: I apologize for the inconvenience – CJ apologizes to judges

- The Chief Justice, Sophia Akufo, has apologized to the judges affected by the proposed construction of a national cathedral

- She assured them that measures have been put in place with respect to accommodation for them

The Chief Justice, Sophia Akufo, has written to the affected High Court judges with respect to the impending construction of a national cathedral.

In a letter dated August 10, 2018, she apologized for the inconvenienced caused and revealed that there are arrangements with respect to relocating the judges.

Information available to shows that plans are far advanced with respect to the construction of a cathedral in Accra.

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Chief Justice, Sophia Akufo Source:
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The government has earmarked the Ridge Roundabout area in Accra, where the judges live, for the construction of the 5000-seater capacity church which is being supported by the clergy in the country.

The decision has raised concerns among a cross-section of Ghana with some raising concerns such as cost and priority.

It has also been suggested that there other spaces outside Accra, where the cathedral could have been sited.

The Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has apologized to the High Court judges who will be evicted from their official accommodations following the impending construction of the National Cathedral in Accra.

According to ace journalist and lawyer Samson Lardi Anyenini, about ten six-bedroom bungalows that would be demolished if the government goes ahead with its plan were built only five years ago by the Judicial Service to house Court of Appeal Judges.

On Monday, August 28, 2018, the deputy minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Bio, said judges are not being asked to vacate their premises.

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