President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has officially informed parliament of Justice Gertrude Torkonoo’s nomination as the next Chieg Justice.
He has also asked Speaker Alban Bagbin to expedite the appointment of Justice Gertrude Torkonoo as a replacement for Justice Anin Yeboah, who is retiring.
The President reiterated in a letter to the Speaker that this is to avoid a vacancy in the office of Chief Justice following the retirement of Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah.
The President nominated Gertrude Araba Esabaa Torkornoo, a Supreme Court Justice, as the next Chief Justice of Ghana last week.
Her nomination is subject to Parliament’s approval.
If approved by Parliament, Justice Torkornoo will succeed Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, who will step down as Chief Justice on May 24, when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 for justices of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.