He added that “the situation where Judges proffer judgments on the basis of decisions from lower courts and cite them as law, is not acceptable, and even less so, when Judges cite no authority at all for their rulings and give orders without reasons”. President Akufo- Addo further called on both the public and private sectors and indeed all arms of government to work collectively to achieve the country’s development aspirations.
The new High Court Justices are His Lordship Justice John Ekow Mensah, Her Ladyship Justice Janet Anima Maafo, Her Ladyship Justice Afia Nyarko Adu- Amankwa, His Lordship Justice Frederick Tetteh, His Lordship Justice Matthew Kyeremateng, Her Ladyship Justice Joan Eyi King, and His Lordship Justice John Eugene Nyante Nyadu.
Of the seven Justices, only Justice John Eugene Nyante Nyadu assumes the role directly from private practice as a Lawyer. The other six were elevated from the Circuit Court.
On behalf of the newly sworn-in Judges, Justice John Ekow Mensah pledged that, they will work harder in their new position to justify the confidence the President has reposed in them.
In attendance were Her Ladyship the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo, Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Madam Gloria Akuffo, the Chief of Staff Madam Frema Opare, Members of the Judicial Council and the Judiciary.