Parliament has approved the appointment of Mr Justice Clemence Honyenuga, a Court of Appeal judge and three others to the Supreme Court bench. The three others are Mr Justice Issifu Imoro Tanko Amadu, also a judge of the Court of Appeal, Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, a law lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana, Legon and President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and Mr Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi, a private legal practitioner.
The recommendation for approval was contained in a report the chairman of the Appointment Committee of Parliament, Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, presented to the House Wednesday morning [May 20, 2020]. After a deliberation on the report of the committee in the House, the House unanimously approved the recommendation for the four to be appointed to the Supreme Court bench.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in accordance with Article 144(2) of the 1992 Constitution and on the advice of the Judicial Council and the Council of State, in March 2020 nominated the four for Parliament to vet and recommend their approval for appointment. They are to replace four justices of the Supreme Court who are proceeding on retirement. Their approval by Parliament followed a vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.