President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, swore into office Justice Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu and Justice Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi as Justices of the Supreme Court.
At the swearing-in of Justice Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, President Akufo-Addo stated that she has met the stringent requirements of Article 128 clause (4) of the Constitution, and has exhibited the independence of spirit, proven integrity, high moral character, and impartiality of mind to hold the high office.
“I am happy to be the President who swore her into office as a Justice of the Supreme Court. The appointment, I have no doubt, will help strengthen the development of the Court’s jurisprudence and case law,” the President said.
Justice Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu has now become the fifth female member of the Supreme Court.
At the swearing-in of Justice Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi, President Akufo-Addo congratulated him on his appointment to the Supreme Court and said the appointment is a particularly poignant experience for him.
“I was your pupil master in your early days at the Bar, and you cut your teeth in legal practice in my Chambers, Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co., before branching out to establish your own successful practice, Kulendi@Law, which has become a respected voice in the legal fraternity of our country. Your elevation, understandably, fills me with considerable pride,” he added.
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