Chief Justice commends Attorney General for completion of ‘The Law House’ project

The Chief Justice, Gertrude Torkornoo has commended the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame for his leadership in overseeing the completion of ‘The Law House’ project which started as far back as 2001.

According to her, the Attorney General’s resourcefulness in bringing the facility to fruition ought to be appreciated.

Speaking during the commissioning of ‘The Law House’ project, on Monday, June 10, she said, “Ladies and gentlemen, I believe he [Godfred Dame] must be commended. Indeed, Attorney General, I stand on behalf of the entire legal community to express our appreciation for your resilience.

The Chief Justice also expressed gratitude to the president and his government for their commitment to the project.

“Mr President, I also stand on behalf of all the legal community to express our thanks to you and your government for championing the delivery of this community for justice delivery.”

According to the Chief Justice, the law house will accommodate all state attorneys and support officials of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

However, she called for more law houses to be built across the country.

“I am hoping that sooner than later, we will be having another beautiful edifice close by to house the council for law reporting, to house legal aids, the law reform commission, the legal service board and all of the agencies that feed into providing justice to this dear nation of ours,” she said.

The Law House project, initiated in 2001, was originally slated for completion in May 2004. However, it faced delays, leading to its termination and subsequent re-awarding on January 10, 2023, with final completion achieved in June 2024.

The project spanned the administrations of four presidents: John Agyekum Kufuor, John Evans Atta Mills, John Dramani Mahama, and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Initially planned as an eight-story office building, the project was later revised to a ten-story structure with a two-level basement.

The final design includes conference rooms, 130 office spaces, 120 parking lots, an eating area, and various other facilities, significantly enhancing its capacity and functionality.

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