Prez. Akufo-Addo swears in 34 High Court and 11 Court of Appeal Judges

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn in a total of thirty-four (34) High Court Judges and eleven (11) Court of Appeal Judges at a ceremony at the Jubilee House.

Most of the forty-five (45) judges have been elevated to their new roles in the justice delivery system of Ghana.

Later in the day, the President will also swear in three (3) new female Justices of the Supreme Court.

President Akufo-Addo explained that it was the first time, in the 4th Republican dispensation, that such a substantial number of judges are being appointed at the same time.

He explained that they have been considered “eminently fit and qualified for the position of Justices of the High Court and Court of Appeal, and are deemed to have the independence of mind and impartiality of spirit to hold these high offices.”

Out of the 34 Justices of the High Court, there are 22 women and 12 men; and out of the 11 Justices of the Court of Appeal, there are five 5 women and 6 men.

“I am very pleased to see such high numbers of female justices in our Superior Courts. I congratulate each one of the forty-five (45) new Justices on their appointment,” President Akufo-Addo stated.

Below is the list of the new judges

Court of Appeal Judges

1.Justice Anthony Oppong
2.Justice Samuel Kwame Adibu Asiedu
3. Justice Philip Bright Mensah
4. Justice Angelina Mensah-Homiah
5. Justice Jennifer Amanda Dodoo
6. Justice Sophia Rosetta Oduokua Bernasko Essah
7.Justice Georgina Mensah-Datsa
8. Justice Eric Kyei Baffour
9. Mr. Yaw Darko Asare
10. Mr. Obeng-Manu Jnr, Esq

High Court Judges

1. Gabriel Nene Kwao Mate-Teye
2. Lydia Osei Marfo
3. Ali Baba Abature
4. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku
5. Mariama Sammo
6. Patricia Quansah
7. Aboagye Tandoh
8. Ruby Aryeetey
9. Kwame Amoako
10. Mariam Saleh Sinare
11. Cynthia Wiredu
12. Frank Aboadwe Rockson
13. Emmanuel Ayesu Essampong
14. Frederick Arnold Wekem Kwesi Nawurah
15. Rita Abena Abrokwah Doko
16. Comfort Kwasiwor Tasiame
17. Ruby Naa Adjeley Quaison
18. Priscilla Dikro Ofori
19. Mary Maame Ekue Nsenkyire
20. Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye
21. Ayitey Armah-Tetteh
22. Charity Akosua Asem
23. Malike Awo Woanyah Dey
24. Doris Dabanka-Bekoe
25. Stephen Oppong
26. Emmanuel Kofi Diaba Esq.
27. Sarah Aryee
28. Mavis Akua Andoh
29. Eudora Christina Dadson
30. George Appah Kwabena
31. Naana Bedu-Addo
32. Amos Wuntah Wuni
33. Enyonam Adinyira

Supreme Court Judges

1. Justice Mariama Owusu
2. Justice Gertrude Torkonoo
3. Justice Avril Lovelace Johnson


ABOUT: Nana Kwesi Coomson

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An Entrepreneur, Corporate Communications Executive and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of A Senior Journalist with Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). In 2015, he won a £35,000 postgraduate scholarship to study MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow who studied at Clark Atlanta University in USA on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

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