After more than two decades of service on the judiciary, the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, has today, Wednesday, May 24, 2023, officially retired from active service.
Following his retirement, the most senior Justice on the Supreme Court bench, Justice Jones Dotse, has taken over as Acting Chief Justice.
This is per Article 144 (6) of the 1992 Constitution, which states that when the office of Chief Justice is vacant or the Chief Justice, for any reason is unable to perform the functions of his office, the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court shall act as the Chief Justice until a substantive Chief Justice is appointed.
President Akufo-Addo recently appointed Justice Gertrude Torkornoo as Chief Justice.
Her appointment is subject to parliamentary approval.
She is scheduled to appear before the Appointment Committee of Parliament on Friday, May 26, for vetting.