President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has named three Court of Appeal Justices to fill Supreme Court vacancies.
These are Justices Henry Anthony Cofie, Yaw Asare Darko, and Richard Agyei Frimpong.
According to the President, the nomination followed the obligatory retirement of three Supreme Court Justices earlier this year.
The appointment of the three Justices was submitted to the Appointments Commitment for examination and report by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, who presided over proceedings in the house.
“Over the course of the last few months, in February, May, and June, respectively, three vacancies have been created on the Supreme Court bench. By convention, and having regard to its excessive jurisdiction, the Supreme Court bench comprises the Chief Justice and 15 other justices. These vacancies have occurred as a result of the mandatory retirement of Justice Nene Abayeteye Ofoe Amegatcher on February 3, 2023, former Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah on May 24, 2023, and Justice Jones Dotse on June 8, 2023. There are now 13 justices of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice, Gertrude Torkornoo,” the first Deputy Speaker read.