- Akufo-Addo has nominated Professor Henrietta Mensa Bonsu and three others for appointment to the bench of the Supreme Court
- The nominations were in accordance with Article 144(2) of the 1992 Constitution
- The nominees are to be vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament
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President Akufo-Addo has nominated Professor Henrietta Mensa Bonsu and three others for appointment to the bench of the Supreme Court for parliamentary consideration
Prof. Mensa Bonsu doubles as a law lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana, and President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The three others are Justice Clemence Honyenugah, Justice Issifu Tanko Amadu, both Justices of the Court of Appeal and Emmanuel Yoni Kulendi, a private legal practitioner who would possibly replace Justices of the Supreme Court bench who are due for retirement.
The information was made known by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
He said the nominations were in accordance with Article 144(2) of the 1992 Constitution and was made on the advice of the Judicial Council and the Council of State.
The Speaker of Parliament said President Akufo-Addo per his letter to Parliament, indicated that the Council of State notified him on March 17, 2020, of successful completion of the consultation process.
The nominees are to be vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
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