At the moment, Could 26, the Appointments Committee of Parliament will grill Justice Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkornoo, the nominee for Chief Justice, in an important vetting course of.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo put ahead Justice Gertrude Torkornoo’s identify for the esteemed place in April 2023.
The President’s nomination aimed to forestall any management void following the retirement of the incumbent Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, on Could 24.
Hailing from Winneba within the Central Area, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, if endorsed, will make historical past because the third feminine Chief Justice in Ghana, becoming a member of the ranks of Justices Georgina Theodora Wooden and Sophia Akuffo.
The parliamentary vetting holds immense significance as it is going to decide the suitability of Justice Torkornoo for this prestigious function, shaping the longer term trajectory of Ghana’s judiciary system.
Profile of Justice Gertrude Torkornoo
Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkornoo is a Ghanaian choose and creator. Previously a choose of the Appeals Courtroom, she was nominated Supreme Courtroom Choose in November 2019 and vetted on 10 December 2019.
She was sworn in on 17 December 2019. Except for legislation, she has authored books, performs, educational essays, articles, and displays.
Gertrude Torkornoo hails from Winneba within the Central Area of Ghana. She was born on 11 September 1962 in Cape Coast. She had her secondary training at Wesley Women’ Excessive Faculty for her extraordinary degree certificates and Achimota Faculty for her superior degree certificates.
She had her tertiary training on the College of Ghana and accomplished the Ghana Faculty of Legislation in 1986.
Previous to becoming a member of Fugar & Co., a legislation agency in Accra as a pupil affiliate, Torkornoo labored as a volunteer on the FIDA Authorized Support Service and had her internship at Nabarro Nathanson in London. She returned to the agency (Fugar & Co., a legislation agency) in 1994 to grow to be its director.
In January 1997, she grew to become a Managing Companion at Sozo Legislation Seek the advice of till Could 2004 when she was appointed a Justice on the Excessive Courtroom of Ghana. She labored as a Excessive Courtroom choose till October 2012 when she was elevated to the Courtroom of Enchantment.
She had been a justice of the Courtroom of Enchantment till her nomination for the function of Supreme Courtroom Choose in November 2019. She was sworn into workplace on 17 December 2019.
Previous to her appointment as Supreme Courtroom justice, Torkornoo has held plenty of management positions, a few of which embody; Supervising Choose of Business Courts, Chair of the Editorial Committee of Affiliation of Magistrates and Judges, Chief Editor for the event of Judicial Ethics Coaching Handbook, Vice-Chair of the E-Justice Steering/Oversight Committee and Vice-Chair of the Internship and Clerkship Programme for the Judiciary.
She can also be a College Member of the Judicial Coaching Institute and a member of the Governing Board of the Judicial Coaching Institute.
Justice Torkornoo can also be a poet. She has two anthologies to her identify – The Baby and The Rainbow, and The Smart Nonetheless Hear the Birds – in addition to a number of performs.
In line with africanwomeninlaw.com, the Chief Justice nominee is a staunch Christian and she or he worships with the Worldwide Central Gospel Church, Calvary Temple.
She established the Sozo Basis, a ministry devoted to evangelism by way of the publication and distribution of tracts and different literary works. She can also be a key member of Aglow Worldwide and a board member of Theovision Worldwide, a ministry that interprets the Bible and creates audio Bibles in African languages.
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