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AKUFO-ADDO NAMES GERTRUDE TORKORNOO AS NEXT CHIEF JUSTICE

Speculations regarding the identity of Ghana’s impending Chief Justice have been put to rest by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

In a letter that has been sighted by GhanaWeb, and signed by the president, it has named Gertrude Torkonoo.

The president indicated that it is important that he begins the processes for the replacement of the outgoing CJ now, so as not to create any vacuum.

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah is due to retire from the bench on 24th May, 2023, his seventieth birthday. in order to avoid a vacuum and ensure that a new Chief Justice is immediately in office after his retirement, I have decided to being the process of appointment now. Article 144 (1) of the constitution, which governs the appointment of a Chief Justice, requires that I, first, consult with the Council of State before seeking the approval of Parliament.

“Consequently, I am nominating Justice Gertrude Arada Esaaba Torkornoo, a member of the Supreme Court, as the new Chief Justice,” his letter, addressed to the Council of State, said.

The president also added that he has been satisfied with the work of the nominee after her four years service at the apex court of the land.

He also called on the Council of State to expedite processes to have the nominee approved so he can proceed to the next stage with parliament.

Source:NKONKONSA.com

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