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President Swears in Three New Supreme Court Judges

His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has sworn in three persons as Justices of the Supreme Court. They are; His Lordship Justice Henry Anthony Kwofie, His Lordship Justice Yaw Darko Asare and His Lordship Justice Richard Adjei Frimpong.

                          All three Justices were elevated to the Supreme Court Bench from the Court of Appeal. Their appointments were
                          necessitated by vacancies on the Supreme Court Bench following the retirement of former Chief Justice Anin Yeboah,
                          Justice Jones V. M. Dotse and Justice Nene Amegatcher.

                                His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivering his speech

                         President Akufo-Addo in his remarks reiterated the central role of the Supreme Court in national development.

                         “With all other Courts bound to follow the decisions of the Supreme Court on questions of law, it is obviously
                          essential that Justices of the Supreme Court possess a sound knowledge of the law and of precedent, the doctrine
                          of stare decisis, which has been the bedrock for the century’s old evolution of the common law. Judges, more so
                          Justices of the Supreme Court, must be learned, know their case law and ensure their decisions and judgments are
                          properly motivated. It is in this manner that Judges contribute to the orderly development of the nation”, he said.

                                  His Lordship Justice Henry Anthony Kwofie making a statement of appreciation
                                  on behalf of his two colleagues

                         For his part, His Lordship Justice Henry Anthony Kwofie, on behalf of his colleagues, expressed profound appreciation
                         to the President for the “confidence reposed in them”, and called for the support of all stakeholders in the performance
                         of their duties.

                                     President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (5th from right) in a group photograph with CJ
                                   (6th from right), A-G (4th from right), the newly sworn-in, and other Supreme Court Justices

                        The brief ceremony was witnessed by Her Ladyship the Chief Justice; Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, some
                        Justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, the President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice; Justice Edward Asante (JA),
                        some Members of the Judicial Council and Ghana Bar Association, as well as family and friends of the newly sworn-in
                         Justices of the Supreme Court.

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