President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed four new justices of the Supreme Court.
In a letter dated July 3 and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, President Akufo-Addo named the new judges who are to go through Parliamentary approval.
The nominees are: Justice Samuel K. Marful-Sau, a justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Agnes M.A. Dordzie, also a justice of the Court of Appeal, Professor Nii Ashie Kotey, a former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana and Nene A. O. Amegatcher, a private legal practitioner and former President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA).
Their appointments follow the retirement of some justices of the Supreme Court and the need to replace them.
“Upon receipt of the Judicial Council’s advice and in accordance with my duty under Article 144 (2), I consulted with the Council of State by submitting the names and curricula vitae of the nominees for appointment to the Supreme Court,” President Akufo-Addo’s letter to the Speaker of Parliament stated.
“The Council of State has notified my office that the consultation process for the appointment of the nominees as Justices of the Supreme Court is now complete,” it added.
“I am therefore in accordance with the Article 144 (2) seeking the approval of Parliament for the appointment of the nominees as Justices of the Supreme Court. Their curricula vitae are hereby attached.
“Mr Speaker, it is my respectful hope and expectation that the approval of the nominees will proceed expeditiously, to enable them to assume office as soon as practicable.