Her ladyship Sophia Akuffo on the 14th December made a one day working visit to the South Dayi District Assembly and to inspect the ongoing rehabilitation of the Magistrate bungalow in Peki in the Volta Region. This was a pleasant moment on the phase of many decades when her visit was declared to the Judicial Service across the country. The Judiciary is one he three arms of government and it serves as the bulwark against the excesses of the Executive and the Legislature.
Peki Court was established in this building in 1975 or so when Peki was part of the Kpando District. In 2007, the South Dayi District Assembly provided some restoration works to the court structure.
Before her visit, prior to the request from Judicial Service on the 31st July 2018 to renovate all government bungalows across the country, the South Dayi District assembly started work on the award of contract. The District Chief Executive Hon. Ernest Mallet had began to put things in order to face lift the court facility in a respectable and comfortable look.
Contract Award and Progress of Work
The projects were awarded to the following companies: for the construction of the fence wall it was awarded to Vamike Enterprise; the renovation of the magistrate’s residence was awarded to Hab-Amenyo Ent Ltd and the court renovation was given to Sha-Enovisa Co. Ltd.
The contractors were introduced to the site to start work on the 22nd Oct 2018 and the expected date of completion for all the three projects is 21st Jan 2019.
Progress of Work: Fence: 98% work completed with painting left to be done.
Court: 75% complete and work is on-going.
Residence: Delay. The contractors only got access to the facility on Monday 10th Dec 2018. Materials for the work are on site. Because of the delay in getting access to the residence there would be a delay in the completion date up to a month.
The DCE spoke on the urgent need to have a strengthened relationship between the Judicial Service and the District Assembly. He said he has personally noticed the poor relationship between the various Services working in the District and have put in place an inter Service / Agency meeting where they can meet to share their programs and solicit for cooperation from each other and the need for strong and closer collaboration.
The DCE assured Her Ladyship and the Judicial Service of his interest and willingness of the District to ensure that they create a congenial environment for work in the District. He again reiterated on the responsibilities of the South Dayi District Assembly.