Justice Gertrude Araba Essaba Torkornoo has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice by President Akuffo-Addo.
The swearing-in ceremony, which makes her the third female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the history of Ghana, was held on Monday, June 12, 2023, at the Jubilee House.
On June 7, 2023, Parliament approved Chief Justice Torkornoo after vetting her and debating the matter.
The president in his submission which was monitored by 1Family Radio assured the new Chief Justice of his unfailing dependability and support to the judiciary arm of government.
“I want to assure Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo that just as I did with her predecessors, I will be a dependable and trustworthy partner of the judiciary so that the executive and the judiciary can work together in the spirit of mutual respect to consolidate the tenets of governance for the benefit of the Ghanaian people,’’ he stated.
In order to combat some of the legal challenges the nation is currently facing, the president emphasized the necessity for cooperation across all levels of society, including the corporate and governmental sectors.
“The appointment of a new Chief Justice is taking place at a time when the nation is attempting to overcome challenges that have risen from external factors beyond control.’’
“It is our collective duty to work together, with different views and perspectives, for the betterment of the Ghanaian project,’’ he added.