President Akuffo-Addo has nominated Gertrude Torkono as the new Chief justice to replace the current outgoing Chief Justice Kwasi Anin.
According to the president, this nomination is necessary in order to avoid vacuum after Justice Kwasi Anin leaves office.
In a letter issued and signed by President Akuffo-Addo, he stated that he is very pleased with the services of Gertrude in the Supreme Court of Ghana.
The letter which was sighted by 1Family Radio indicated, “Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah is due to retire from the bench on May 24, 2023, his seventieth birthday.’’
“In order not to create a vacuum and ensure that a new Chief Justice is immediately in office after his retirement, I have decided to begin 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.”
President Akuffo-Addo continued, “consequently, I am nominating Justice Gertrude Arada Esaaba Torkorno, a member of the Supreme Court, as the new Chief Justice.’’
He urged the Council of State to speed up the process of approving the new nominee in order to proceed to the next stage with the Parliament of Ghana.