Gertrude Araba Esabaa Torkornoo, a Justice of the Supreme Court, has been proposed as the country of Ghana’s next Chief Justice by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Parliament must first approve her nomination.
When/if Justice Torkornoo receives approval from Parliament, she will take the place of Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah.
On May 24 of this year, Chief Justice Anin Yeboah will retire.
President Akufo-Addo stated in a letter to the Council of State that Justice Torkornoo, who has “on the Supreme Court for the last four (4) 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.”
Read the full statement below: