Pres. Akufo-Addo swears in 15 Court of Appeal Judges
President Akufo-Addo has sworn in fifteen (15) Justices of the Court of Appeal at a ceremony at the Jubilee House today, December 21, 2022.
The newly appointed Justices, comprising five women and 10 men are Justice Gifty Agyei Addo (Mrs.), Justice Hafisata Amaleboba (Mrs.), Justice Jennifer Abena Dadzie, Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe (Mrs.) and Justice Professor (Mrs.) Olivia Anku-Tsede.
The rest are Justice Alex Owusu-Ofori, Justice Emmanuel Ankamah, Justice Jerome Noble-Nkrumah, Justice Samuel Obeng-Diawuo, Justice Kweku Tawiah Ackaah-Boafo, Justice Charles Edward Ekow Baiden, Justice Stephen Oppong
Mr. Patrick Kwamina Baiden, Mr. Christopher Archer and Dr. Ernest Owusu-Dapaah.
Speaking at the brief ceremony on Wednesday, the President urged the newly appointed judges to uphold integrity in the discharge of their duties.
“It is vitally important that we have judges who are honest, possess integrity and have a sound mind,” he indicated.
The President further urged them to desist from giving orders without reason and rather give judgements after proper explanation of same.
Speaking on behalf of the newly appointed justices, Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe said they recognize the responsibility placed on them and will delivery their mandate with “diligence and contribute their quota to Justice delivery in the country.”
“We shall diligently, faithfully, truthfully and honestly deliver our call to the nation,” she added.
The exercise of appointing and swearing in justices of the court are in accordance with provisions in Article 136 clause 3 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.