Supreme Court rules continuation of construction work on National Cathedral


The Supreme Court has refused an application seeking to stop ongoing construction works on the National Cathedral.

The seven-member panel presided over by Chief Justice Kwesi Anin. Tuesday ruled that appropriate remedies exist to be used by the court to provide compensation. If it rules against the state in the substantive case.

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A businessman, Jonathan Holm, is in court alleging that government has breached portions of the constitution. In allowing state land to be used in a manner that does not serve the public interest.

He wants a declaration of the action as unconstitutional with the land returned to its original owners. 

Court correspondent Joseph Ackah-Blay was in court as the panel urged the lawyers. For the businessman to pursue the substantive matter since this is the second time it has refused an application filed by them. 

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Already, government has demolished houses of judges located on the proposed site. For the construction of the National Cathedral at Ridge in Accra.

Source: joyoline


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