Prez Nominates New Judges to Supreme Court

 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made three appointments to the Supreme Court subject to the approval of Parliament.

 

The three; Justice Mariama Owusu, Justice Lovelace Johnson and Justice Gertrude Tokornoo, have been elevated to the apex court bench from the Court of Appeal.

 

The Speaker of Parliament announced the nominees in Parliament yesterday.

 

They have been appointed to replace three justices who are on retirement or are due for retirement by the end of the year namely, Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo, Justice Sophia Adinyira and Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo.

 

The current Chief Justice, Sophia A.B Akuffo, will retire on December 20, 2019.

 

Per Article 144 clause 1 of the 1992 Constitution, the President appoints a Justice of the Supreme Court as Chief Justice in consultation with the Council of State and with the approval of Parliament.

 

 

Story: Kofi OWUSU TAWIAH 

Writer’s email: kofi.tawiah@todaygh.com

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