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21 New Justices of the High Court Sworn-in

His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has charged newly sworn-in Justices of
the High Court to eschew corruption and incompetence in their work and rather display honesty,
integrity and a sound knowledge of the law.

His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo giving his remarks

He gave this admonition after administering the Oath of Allegiance, Judicial Oath and Oath of Secrecy to the twelve (12)
men and nine (9) women Justices during their Swearing-In, at the Jubilee House in Accra.

President Akufo Addo reiterated the critical role the High Court plays in the judicial structure and why it is important
Judges give decisions and judgments which are properly grounded in law.

“The High Court is the focal point for justice delivery in the judicial structure as much of judicial work begins and ends there.
It is therefore critical for the growth of our nation that the High Court commands the respect of the people by the quality
of its decisions as well as by the comportment of its Judges, he said.

He also described as unacceptable “the situation where Judges proffered judgments on the basis of decisions from
lower courts and cite them as law and even less so when Judges cite no authority at all for their rulings and give order without reasons”.

His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo swearing-in the Justices

The President was hopeful that the newly sworn-in Justices who he described as having “the impartiality of mind and independence
of spirit necessary to hold the high office” would live up to expectation by dispensing justice without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.

His Lordship Justice Kwame Polley giving his response on behalf of his colleagues

His Lordship Justice Kwame Polley, speaking on behalf of his colleagues, expressed profound gratitude to the President for the
honour done them as well as the confidence reposed in them and promised to execute their mandate as required by the Constitution.

Justices of the Supreme Court in attendance

Present at the ceremony were the Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah, some Justices of the Superior Courts,
Attorney–General and Minister for Justice, Members of the Judicial Council, the Judicial Secretary, senior government
officials at the Presidency, President of the Ghana Bar Association, members of the Bar Council and other guests.

His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo, Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah,
Attorney–General and Minister for Justice in a group photo with the newly sworn-in Justices                                

List of Newly Sworn-In Justices of the High Court

  1. His Lordship Justice Kwame Polley
  2. His Lordship William Appiah Twumasi
  3. His Lordship Baah Forson Agyapong
  4. Her Ladyship Marian Affoh
  5. His Lordship Nana Brew
  6. Her Ladyship Abena Amponsah Buansi
  7. Her Ladyship Ellen Lordina Serwaa Mireku
  8. Her Ladyship Priscilla Dapaah Mireku
  9. His Lordship Alexander Oworae
  10. Her Ladyship Joyce Boahen
  11. His Lordship Edward Twum
  12. Her Ladyship Gwendolyn Millicent Owusu
  13. Her Ladyship Rosemary Baah Tosu
  14. His Lordship Frederick Kwabena Twumasi
  15. Her Ladyship Adelaide Abui Keddey
  16. His Lordship Karry Acheampong Opoku
  17. His Lordship Kenneth Edem Kudjordjie
  18. His Lordship John Mark Nuku Alifo
  19. His Lordship Kwesi Adjenim Boateng
  20. His Lordship George Aikins Ampiah Bonney
  21. Her Ladyship Marie Louise Simmons
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