The President of Ghana, H.E Akufo Addo has nominated Gertrude Torkornoo JSC as the next Chief Justice of Ghana.
In a statement signed by the President and sighted by sammykaymedia.com, it reads.
The Chief justice Anin Yeboah is due to retire from the bench on 24th May, 2023.
Also the statement indicated that in order to avoid a vacuum and he has decided to begin the process of appointment now. Article 144 (1) of the Constitution, which governs the appointment of a Chief Justice, requires that 1, first, consult with the Counch of State before seeking the approval of Parliament.
Consequently, I am nominating Justice, Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkonoo, a member of the Supreme Court, as the new Chief Justice. I hereby enclose a copy of her curriculum vitae for your attention. I’m fully satisfied that Justice Torkornoo, who has been on the Supreme Court for the last four (4) years. And has been a member of the Judiciary for the last nineteen (19) years, is duly qualified and eminently fit to discharge the functions of Chief Justice.
I would be grateful for the Council’s expeditious action on Gertrude Torkornoo JSC nomination. So that Parliament may be at liberty to consider it as early as possible. During its current session such that a new Chief Justice will be ready to be sworn into office. Upon the retirement of Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Read full statement below: