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Kaneshie District Court Faces Sanitation Crisis |

The Kaneshie District Court, which plays a pivotal role in the judicial system of the region, is grappling with a severe sanitation crisis, as reported by a growing number of court users.

The issue revolves around the insufficient number and deplorable condition of the court’s washrooms, leaving many with no choice but to seek alternatives.

The court, which serves as a crucial hub for legal proceedings in the Accra area, employs approximately thirty (30) staff members, including two magistrates. Astonishingly, this bustling court complex boasts just three washroom facilities.

To make matters worse, one of these three washrooms is reserved exclusively for the magistrates, leaving only two for the entire staff and court users.

These two shared facilities have reportedly fallen into a state of disrepair, with court users describing their condition as “deplorable.” The situation has now forced individuals who visit the court for various legal matters to resort to using the backyard of the court building to attend to their basic sanitary needs, a practice that is not only unsanitary but also embarrassing for those involved.

Kwesi Boafo a Court user told Despite Media’s Philipa Atanga that, he was directed to the backyard of the building when he asked to use the washroom.

“When I asked for the washroom, I was directed to the back of the building near the ploytank so that’s where I went to.”

Two women who also said they frequent the court maintained that, the nature of the washrooms that serve both staff and visitors is an eyesore.

“How can washrooms in a court be in this state? One of them quizzed “how can both men and women use the same washroom as well as resort to the same venue urinate,” she futher asked.

In response to the dire situation, concerned court users have voiced their grievances, calling for immediate action to address what they perceive as a deeply troubling problem.

They argue that the lack of functional washrooms within the court complex not only poses health hazards but also undermines the dignity and professionalism associated with the justice system.

Source: Philipa Atanga/Court Reporter/Despite Media

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