National Cathedral: Judges already relocating to new homes - Minister

By Hagar Ofosua
National Cathedra

Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu Bio, has said that some judges have started relocating to their new homes after the government announced plans pull down their homes for all the take-off of the National Cathedral.

 The affected structures include those from the Ridge Circle to the Scholarship Secretariat, the Judicial Training Institute at East Ridge and the Passport Office.

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According to him, none of the judges whose homes are to be affected has objected to their relocation despite media reports.

Meanwhile, earlier reports indicate that although financial arrangements have been made to secure another place for them, some Appeal court judges have criticised the move saying it does not make economic, social and moral sense to evict some nine judges from their current official residence to make way for the construction of the edifice, and have since called on the government to reconsider its decision.

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However Speaking on Accra- based Adom FM, Mr Owusu Bio disputed the reports saying, “We’ve never had a complaint from any of the judges that were going to be relocated,” Owusu Bio said.

There's been a public outcry over the eviction of the judges to make way for the national edifice.

Meanwhile, according to the Vice Chairman of the Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches, Victor Osei, the Board of Trustees has agreed to hold a meeting on Tuesday 4th September 2018, with President Akufo-Addo to take a final decision on the matter. 

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