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Justices of the Supreme Court, Nene Amegatcher & Nii Ashie Kotey Retire

                   Two Justices of the Supreme Court, His Lordship Justice Nene Abayaateye Ofoe Amegatcher and
                   His Lordship Justice Professor Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey have retired from the Supreme Court
                   Bench on the attainment of the mandatory age of 70 years as stipulated by the 1992 Constitution.

                    Both Justice Amegatcher and Justice Nii Ashie Kotey were appointed Justices of the Supreme Court on
                   3rd October, 2018 and each served for five years at the apex court.

                  At a Final Bow held on the last day of sitting in the Legal Year Term at the Chief Justice’s Court in Accra,
                  the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, described the event as “difficult” as
                  the Bench was losing two of its “illustrious and cherished colleagues”.
 



                    
                      Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, Chief Justice giving her remarks
  

              She eulogized both Judges and expressed immense gratitude to them for their contribution to justice delivery locally
              and globally.

             “These were men who spent their time diligently perusing the law, diligently perusing the procedural rules of court,
             diligently perusing the settled practices of the court, not only in Ghana but across the common law jurisdictions of the
             globe and ensuring that Ghana’s legal regimes stay pure for succeeding generations.

             We can only say thank you to them for the purity of heart, purity of work and purity of exertion they have shown in
             all the branches”, she said.  

             On behalf of his colleagues, the most senior Judge of the Supreme Court, His Lordship Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie,
             extoled Justice Amegatcher
             for the impact he made within the relatively short period on the Bench.



               
                  His Lordship Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie (JSC) giving his remarks 

              “My Lord Justice Amegatcher, at your swearing-in to the Supreme Court Bench on the 3rd of October, 2018, you pledged
              to the President of the Republic and to the people of Ghana that you will work very hard to the best of your ability, to
              validate the trust reposed in you, and to do justice to all manner of persons, without fear or favour, affection or ill will.




               
                                                     Aerial view of the Courtroom

              We, members of this apex court, who have sat with you for these five years, can attest that you have been true to that pledge.
              You have brought to this court not only your abundant wisdom and fairness, but also your passion for the truth, your enormous
              capacity to listen, your uncommon good sense, your grace, humour and your courage.

              My Lord, in a relatively short time of five years, you have made this a better court and you have made all of your colleagues
              better justices” he said.



              
               Her Ladyship Justice Professor Henrietta Mensah Bonsu speaking at the ceremony

            For her part, Her Ladyship Justice Professor Henrietta Mensah Bonsu, on behalf of her colleagues, lauded Justice Professor Nii Ashie Kotey
           as “a man of calm demeanor, sharp intellect, dedication to duty and disarming candour.” She also described him as a “man who is
           independent-minded and unafraid to express a view however unpopular and praised him for “carving a niche for himself and a path for
           many others to follow”.


                   
                                    A group photograph of the Supreme Court Bench

               The highlight of the brief ceremony was the Final Bow from colleagues of the Supreme Court Bench to the two retired
               Justices to the resounding applause of the audience.


                
                       CJ (middle) flanked by Justice Nene Amegatcher (left) and Justice Nii Ashie Kotey
                       (right) in a group picture with family and friends


              The event was witnessed by family and friends of the two Judges and some Directors and Staff of the Judicial Service. 







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