Ghana’s Parliament has given unanimous approval to President Akufo-Addo’s nomination of three distinguished judges to ascend to the revered bench of the Supreme Court. The newly endorsed justices, namely Henry Anthony Kwofie, Yaw Darko Asare, and Adjei-Frimpong, received overwhelming support from members of both the Minority and Majority sides during the parliamentary session.
The comprehensive vetting process, conducted by the diligent Appointments Committee on December 20, paved the way for the unanimous consent during the subsequent plenary session. The three nominees showcased their legal acumen and commitment to justice, addressing critical issues facing the judiciary.
Justice Yaw Darko Asare, one of the approved nominees, underscored the paramount importance of accountability within the judiciary. He further acknowledged the necessity of addressing public perceptions surrounding the court system, signaling a dedication to transparency and public trust.
Meanwhile, Justice Adjei-Frimpong expressed a firm commitment to upholding the rule of law and ensuring justice for all Ghanaians. Emphasizing the need for equal access to the court system irrespective of socio-economic backgrounds, his remarks echoed a vision for an inclusive and impartial legal framework.
Following the approval, Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin commended President Akufo-Addo for his discerning nominations. Bagbin lauded the newly endorsed judges, recognizing their impressive qualifications and extensive experience. The Speaker expressed unwavering confidence that Justices Kwofie, Asare, and Adjei-Frimpong would serve Ghana with distinction, upholding the integrity of the nation’s highest court.
The Supreme Court, with its appellate jurisdiction over all legal and constitutional matters, has been at the forefront of pivotal cases, including the notable 2020 presidential election petition. The addition of these three esteemed judges is poised to further fortify the court’s role in safeguarding justice and constitutional interpretation in Ghana.