“The High Court is the focal point for justice delivery in our judicial structure as much of judicial work
begins and ends there. It is therefore critical for the growth of our nation that the High Court commands
the respect of the people by the quality of its decisions as well as the comportment of its Judges.
You must be learned, know your case law and ensure your judgments and decisions are properly
motivated”, he said.
His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivering his address
The President was speaking at a swearing-in of Dorothy Ayodele Kingsley Nyinah and
Ama Sefenya Ayittey as Justices of the High Court, at the Jubilee House in Accra.
President Akufo-Addo advised them to be interested in technological innovations that assist with better
delivery of justice and efficient management of cases before them. He thus encouraged them to take
full advantage of the e-justice system in order to expedite the conduct and management of cases
before their courts.
He administered three oaths to the two Judges – Oath of Allegiance, Judicial Oath and Oath of
Secrecy, and presented their warrants of appointment to them.
Her Ladyship Justice Dorothy Ayodele Kingsley Nyinah expressing her gratitude
On behalf of her colleague and her own behalf, Her Ladyship Justice Dorothy Ayodele Kingsley Nyinah,
expressed deep gratitude to the President for the honour bestowed on them. She pledged their commitment
to serve well and justify the confidence reposed in them.
“We recognise in the discharge of our duties that we are required to exhibit the highest standards of legal
reasoning and ethical integrity. We are committed to diligently upholding the principles of justice and
selfless service, thereby contributing to a more just society through the fair application of the law.
With humility and a deep sense of purpose, we accept to discharge our duties as High Court Judges”, she said.
President Akufo-Addo and the newly sworn-in Judges in a group photo with
the Chief Justice and some members of the Judicial Council
The brief ceremony was witnessed by the Hon. Lady Chief Justice, Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo,
the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, the Chief of Staff at the Office of
the President, Madam Frema Osei-Opare, some Justices of the Superior Courts, some members of the
Judicial Council and family members of the newly sworn-in Judges.