Senior Justice Jones Victor Dotse Assumes Acting Chief Justice Role in Ghana Following Retirement of Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah

Justice Jones Victor Dotse, the most experienced member of the Supreme Court, has assumed the role of Acting Chief Justice of Ghana. This transition occurred following the official retirement of Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah on May 24, 2023, as he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. Justice Anin-Yeboah had a commendable career spanning 21 years as a judge, with three years dedicated to leading the Judiciary.

This succession aligns with the provisions outlined in Article 144 (6) of the 1992 Constitution. According to this constitutional provision, when the office of Chief Justice is vacant or the incumbent Chief Justice is unable to fulfill their duties, the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court assumes the role of Acting Chief Justice until a permanent Chief Justice is appointed.

It is anticipated that Justice Gertrude Torkornoo will assume the position of Chief Justice subsequent to her appointment by President Akufo-Addo. However, before taking on the role, she must undergo vetting and gain approval from Parliament. The scheduled vetting process is set to take place on Friday, May 26, before the Appointment Committee of Parliament.
Source: Utv news.

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