Members of the Jurors Association in the Ashanti region have revealed the reason behind their absence from court proceedings.
The jurors have not attended court sessions since Monday, 6 November 2023, citing a lack of transport fare as the primary reason for their non-participation.
This situation has impacted some High Courts in the Greater Accra region, leading to the inability to proceed with criminal cases due to the absence of jurors.
Among the affected cases is that of Inspector Ahmed Twumasi, currently on trial for the alleged killing of his 26-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Dapaah, also known as Maadwoa.
The Foreman General of the Jurors Association, Albert Ackah, explained to Class 91.3 FM's Ashanti Regional Correspondent Elisha Adarkwah that they have not received their allowance since August 2022.
The 15-month unpaid allowance has left them financially strained, making it challenging to cover transportation costs to attend court.
Mr Ackah noted that he has been informed that the allowance for the period from August to December 2022 is ready for disbursement but has yet to reach their accounts.