He congratulated the newly sworn in Judges and reminded them that they are both eminently qualified to hold
that office in accordance with law. “Your appointments are thus truly well-deserved and merited,” he said.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana in a group
photograph with the Justices of the Supreme Court
Pointing to the Constitution of the Republic, His Excellency the President said that the Judiciary has
“the onerous responsibilities to protect the individual liberties and fundamental human rights of citizens;
to act as the arbiter in disputes between the state and the citizenry, to act as the arbiter in disputes between
citizens and all persons and to serve as the bulwark for the defence and promotion of the liberties and rights of the people.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo delivering his speech
The President further stressed that the Supreme Court is so fundamental to the execution of these functions
and emphasized the need for its Judges to demonstrate confidence and competence in the discharge of their duties.
He reminded the Judges that per the express provisions of Article 129 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court
is not bound to follow the decisions of any other Court, including even its own, but shall have all the powers
and authority and jurisdictions vested in any court established by the Constitution, or any other law.
(Vice President of Ghana), Justice George Kingsley (JSC) Koomson, Justice Ernest Gaewu (JSC)
and Justice Jones Dotse (JSC)
He encouraged the Judges to administer justice without fear or favour, affection or ill-will and endeavour
to protect the constitution of the country.
His Lordship Justice George Kingsley Koomson, speaking on behalf of the two new Justices of the Supreme
Court, said it was ‘a tremendous honor to be selected to serve in the apex court of our land’.
He expressed gratitude to the President and Parliament for the trust reposed in them, pledging to uphold the
Constitution and protect the fundamental human rights of the people of Ghana.
“We are committed to serving with integrity, impartiality and professionalism.” “We assure you that we will
work assiduously to advance the cause of justice,” he said.