ModernGhanalogo

FEATURED: Why Are Black People Obsessed With The Bible That Was Used To Enslave ...

body-container-line-1
15.10.2004 General News

Ten Justices sworn into office to the Superior Courts of Judicature

By GNA

Accra, Oct. 15, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Friday swore into office 10 Justices of the Superior Courts of Judicature at a ceremony at the Castle, Osu.

The three Justices to the Supreme Court were, Mr Justice Felix Michael Lartey, Mr Justice Julius Ansah and Mr Justice Richard Twum Aninakwah.

The seven Justices to the High Court were, Mr Justice Ato Assan, Mr Justice Andrews Amosah Abanga, Mr Justice Ringo Cass Akurugu Azumah and Mr Justice Erasmus Gyinae.

The rest were Mr Justice Emmanuel Kwesi Mensah, Mr Justice Kwasi Anto Ofori Atta and Mr Justice David Kwate Ofosu-Quartey. One person sworn in as a Regional Tribunal Chairman was Mr Justice Samuel Frank Manu.

President Kufuor administered the oath of allegiance while the Chief Justice Mr Justice George Kingsley Acquah administered the Judicial Oath.

Present at the ceremony was Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ms Gloria Akufo, Deputy Minister of Justice. Cleansing of the Judiciary is critical to Ghana's body politic-President Kufuor Accra, Oct. 15, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Friday said the crusade being embarked upon by the Chief Justice to cleanse the Judiciary was critical to the wholesomeness of Ghana's body politic. He said Ghanaians were determined to see Judges in the forefront of the attack on corruption in the society.

"I am sure you will not fail the society. Ghanaians are demanding as far as possible that our society is built on the country's motto of Freedom and Justice. We want to see integrity in the Judiciary", he said.

President Kufuor was administering the Oath of Allegiance during the swearing-in of 10 Justices of the Superior Courts of Judicature at a ceremony at the Castle, Osu.

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice George Kingsley Acquah administered the Judicial Oath.

The three Justices to the Supreme Court were, Mr Justice Felix Michael Lartey, Mr Justice Julius Ansah and Mr Justice Richard Twum Aninakwah.

The seven Justices to the High Court were, Mr Justice Ato Assan, Mr Justice Andrews Amosah Abanga, Mr Justice Ringo Cass Akurugu Azumah and Mr Justice Erasmus Gyinae.

The rest were Mr Justice Emmanuel Kwesi Mensah, Mr Justice Kwasi Anto Ofori Atta and Mr Justice David Kwate Ofosu-Quartey. One person sworn in as a Regional Tribunal Chairman was Mr Justice Samuel Frank Manu.

President Kufuor said the Supreme Court was an exceptional institution of State that interpreted the Constitution but its membership was restricted.

He asked Judges to be concerned with the upholding of sovereignty and security of the State and should be mindful of human rights. "Good governance is now generally accepted as proper development of all societies, therefore, as we sit as Judges do not forget these principles", he said adding: "You should go about your duties for the good of Ghana and humanity."

Mr Justice Lartey on behalf of his colleagues expressed appreciation to the Government for the honour and confidence reposed in them and gave the assurance that they would rise to the challenges ahead.

He pledged their support to the Chief Justice to cleanse the Judiciary.

body-container-line