On May 24, 2023, the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, formally announced his retirement from active service and stepped down from his position.
After working as a judge for 21 years, Justice Anin-Yeboah was appointed to the position of Head of the Judiciary for three years.
As a result of the previous Chief Justice’s decision to retire, the office of Acting Chief Justice has been given to the most senior member of the Supreme Court bench, Justice Jones Dotse.
Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah officially retires; Justice Dotse takes over
This is in accordance with Article 144 (6) of the Constitution of 1992, which states that in the event that the office of Chief Justice is vacant or the Chief Justice is unable to perform the functions of his office for any reason, the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court shall act as the Chief Justice until a substantive Chief Justice is appointed.
In this case, the Chief Justice is unable to perform the functions of his office due to the fact that he is unable to perform the functions of his office.
It is anticipated that Justice Gertrude Torkornoo will take over as Chief Justice following her selection by President Akufo-Addo; however, she has not yet been investigated by Parliament, nor has she been given its approval.
On Friday, May 26, she will be vetted by the Appointment Committee of Parliament, which has scheduled her appearance for that day.