They were honoured at a send-off dinner at the Alisa Hotel in Accra where they each received a plaque and
a retirement package. Those who served for at least 10 years received long service awards and citations.
In a brief remark, the Hon. Lady Chief Justice, Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo eulogized the 15 Justices
for their contribution to justice delivery and the Judicial Service.
The Hon. Lady Chief Justice, Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, giving her remarks
She noted, that building Ghana’s democracy needs people of strong integrity and high ethical conduct, to
ensure survival of the nation. The Hon. Lady Chief Justice emphasized that the Judiciary, in particular, needs
men and women to exhibit such conduct in dispensing justice. According to Her Ladyship, to retain the trust
and confidence of the people; which are critical elements for the survival of any judicial institution, there is
the need for all officers at all levels to display integrity, honour and fairness.
“It is 15 of such individuals that we celebrate today. They have served their country well, promoted the course
of justice and expanded the rights of their fellow citizens. Men and women who have displayed strength and
demonstrated tremendous insight and excellence in their work on the Bench.” She continued; “These 15
gentlemen and ladies have shown the spirit that animated the founding fathers in their quest for a nation
that was not just free, but guaranteed justice to all of its citizens. We cannot thank them enough.”
The Chief Justice asserted, that though the Judges have retired, they have retained the continuing admiration
and respect of their colleagues in the Service and the gratitude of the entire nation.
From (L-R) H/L Justice Irene Charity Larbi and H/L Justice Margaret Welbourne receiving their award from CJ
From (L-R) H/L Justice Angelina Domakyaareh H/L Justice Merley Afua Wood receiving their award
The ceremony was attended by some Justices of the Superior Courts of Judicature, Deputy Attorney- General &
Minister for Justice, Hon. Diana Asonaba Dapaah, as well as some members of the Judicial Council and General
Legal Council, family and friends of the celebrants and some Directors and Staff of the Judicial Service.
A cross section of invited guest seated
List of Retired Justices
Court of Appeal
- H/L Justice Victor D. Ofoe
- H/L Justice Irene Charity Larbi
- H/L Justice Margaret Welbourne
- H/L Justice Angelina Domakyaareh
- H/L Justice Merley Afua Wood
- H/L Justice Emmanuel K. Mensah
- H/L Justice Jacob Bawine Boon
- H/L Justice Fred Kwasi Awuah,
- H/L Justice Elizabeth Ankumah
- H/L Justice Akua Tagoe
- H/L Justice Laurenda Osei
- H/L Justice Patience Mills-Tetteh
- H/L Justice Nathaniel K. E. Osam
- H/L Justice Cecilia Don-Chebe Agbeve
- H/L Justice Rebecca Naa Shormeh Sittie
A group photograph of CJ (seated middle) with retirees, some Supreme Court Justices and Deputy AG