The nomination of Justice Gertrude Torkornoo as the Chief Justice of Ghana has been officially approved by Parliament.
The Appointments Committee of Parliament gave her a unanimous endorsement after her vetting on May 26, 2023.
She was nominated by President Akufo-Addo in April 2023 to replace Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, who retired from the office on May 24.
During the discussion on the committee’s report before her confirmation by the house, Governs Kwame Aybodza, the Minority Chief Whip, urged Justice Torkornoo to do better than her predecessor, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, as he left behind a legacy of miscarriages of justice.
The Minority had initially withheld its consensus approval of the Chief Justice nominee, pending the full judgment of the Supreme Court on the dual citizenship case involving James Gyakye Quayson, the former Member of Parliament for Assin North.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, June 6, the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga said although the minority caucus disagrees with the ruling of the apex court, it will not delay its approval of the Chief Justice nominee.
“He told us that she is a textualist in her preferred approach to interpreting the Constitution of Ghana 1992