President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated three distinguished justices from the Court of Appeal.
The nominees, namely Justice Henry Anthony Cofie, Justice Yaw Asare Darko, and Justice Richard Agyei Frimpong, have been put forward to fill the void left by the mandatory retirement of three esteemed justices earlier this year.
The vacancies were as a result of the departure of Justice Nene Abayeteye Ofoe Amegatcher, former Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, and Justice Jones Dotse, in February, May, and June 2023, respectively.
The appointment has been forwarded to the Appointments Committee for thorough consideration and reporting.
First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, announced the nominations during proceedings in the house.
He emphasized the constitutional importance of maintaining a full Supreme Court bench, which comprises the Chief Justice and 15 other justices.
With the current vacancies, there are now 13 justices, including Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo.
The President’s decision to nominate justices from the Court of Appeal reflects a strategic move to uphold the integrity and functionality of Ghana’s highest judicial body.
The last round of appointments to the Supreme Court bench occurred in July 2022, consisting of justices from both the Court of Appeal and the High Court.