Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, has clarified that President H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo did not increase the number of Supreme Court Justices. He said that the President had replaced possible Supreme Court justices who were about to retire.
On Thursday, the 13th day of April 2023, the Leader of Government Business responded to inquiries from Oderfour Quasi Kay, the host of Kumasi-based Ashh Fm. He linked the President’s Supreme Court nominations to the effective administration of justice rather than to political expediency, as suggested by the opposition NDC.
He mentioned names such as the Chief Justice, H.L Justice Annin Yeboah, H.L Justice Dotse, and some other Justices of the Apex Court who are due for retirement in few months from now.
He emphasized that, for effective and efficient administration of justice, and to ensure continuity of cases, the President could not have waited until the final exit of those due before he could nominate others to replace them.
The Leader of Government Business, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, took time to engage the grassroots on what had pertained during the last session of Parliament.
Political pundits, and the grassroots would attest to this undeniable fact that Ghanaians would grossly miss the astute legislator when he finally bows out of Parliament for his constant interactions with the grassroots which keeps them informed at all times.
Over the years, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has made a concerted effort to include the general public and inform them of what is happening in Parliament whenever he has the slightest opportunity to do so.
This is in spite of his busy schedules as the Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Leader of Government Business, and other positions.
In closing, the majority leader expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the two members of parliament who have passed away and joined their predecessors in eternity.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Agyemang Richard