- Nana Addo is expected to name a new chief justice on June 9
- The president’s selection follows the retirement of chief justice Georgina Wood
In the next few months, there will be a vacancy for a powerful position – that of the head of the Supreme Court. This vacancy follows the retirement of the chief justice, Georgina Theodora Wood in June.
But even as Ghana’s first female chief justice retires, the presidency is reported to have come out with some front-runners who may be replacing Georgina Wood. They are Justice Sophia Akuffo and Justice William Atuguba.
YEN had earlier reported of how the chief justice revealed her retirement stating; “In about four weeks I will be retiring. Specifically, on the 8th of June, I will no longer be in service. I should say this because I see all sorts of things. Some even say I am staying up till the end of the year. That is not accurate.”
Meanwhile, Daily Guide reports that Ms Justice Akuffo is the likely candidate for the top post considering her long standing contributions to Ghana’s justice system since 1997.
But be it all as it may, President Akuffo Addo is expected to break his silence on who the next chief justice would be when he presents a name of his best choice to parliament on the 9th of June.
Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood is respected world wide as one of the most astute justices of the court in Africa after overseeing various knife-edged elections in Ghana.
Listen to the chief justice's announcement here:
But the chief justice also faced stark criticism after an expose by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas showed how various judges extorted monies from plaintiffs and defendants alike.
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