President Akufo-Addo nominates Justice Gertrude Araba Esabaa Torkornoo as next Chief Justice

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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:


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