The Main Justice has directed all hearings in the partial lockdown locations to be adjourned to May possibly and June 2020.
This follows a directive by President Nana Akufo-Addo for citizens to remain indoors as aspect of steps to lower the distribute of COVID-19.
This two-week directive is to be enforced by a joint law enforcement-military deployment across pieces of Accra, Tema and Kumasi exactly where sizeable situations of the infection have been recorded.
The Imposition of Restriction Act, handed by Parliament slaps a 1,000 to 5,000 penalty-device wonderful on all those who flout the legislation which translates into a GHS12,000 or GHS60,000 respectively.
This is an equivalent of up to 14 decades imprisonment in default.
A statement signed by Justice Aninn Yeboah on Thursday mentioned
the shift was to also make sure that “the vital assistance rendered by this arm of governing administration
is designed obtainable in the course of this time period as exigencies of the scenario demands.”
“…Registrars are directed to adjourn all circumstances shown through
this time period to dates in May perhaps and June 2020,” the launch read through.
The assertion also indicated that 28 courts in Greater Accra and Larger Kumasi have been specified to offer exclusively with folks who fall short to comply with the partial lockdown protocols.
The Main Justice, nonetheless, additional that the Supreme Court docket and
Court docket of Appeal are also available to deal with urgent cases in just the exact time
Although some help staff members have been asked for to acquire their
yearly leave as component of measure to suppress the distribute of coronavirus, a specific
classification that will be expected to support in the selected courts.
These include registrars, cashiers, court clerks,
interpreters, recorders and bailiffs.
The Chief Justice also would like administrative workplaces of the
judiciary in the impacted places to be manned by ‘skeletal personnel decided by
Heads of Departments to guarantee that significant provider are rendered for the duration of this
Ghana has recorded 152 confirmed conditions of COVID-19 with four
fatalities and 2 recoveries so significantly.