Last week, 22nd May, 2020, the President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn two supreme court justices thus; Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga and Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, during the swearing in ceremony disclosed that, Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu is the first Ghanaian Muslim to be appointed into the Supreme Court as a judge since independence. This system by the President has generated public backlash where many Ghanaians said President Akufo-Addo erred since Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu was not the first Ghanaian Muslim to have been appointed as a supreme court judge.
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In order for the president to restructure and create new face for Ghana’s judicial system, he has on Tuesday, 26th May, 2020, sworn Justice Professor Henrietta Joy Abena Nyarko Mensa-Bonsu and Justice Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi into office as Justices of the Supreme Court.
According to the President, both justices met the stringent requirements of Article 128 clause (4) of the Constitution, and have exhibited the independence of spirit, proven integrity, high moral character, and impartiality of mind to hold this high office.
In addition, information available suggests that, Justice Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi is the first person from the Upper West Region appointed to serve as a Supreme Court Judge.
Below are some photos from the ceremony.