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Akufo-Addo swears in Supreme Court Justices Honyenuga and Tanko Amadu

President Akufo-Addo has sworn into place of work two recently appointed Justices of the Supreme Court docket.

Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga and Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu are the very first two out of four justices authorised by Parliament after they were vetted very last 7 days.

President Akufo-Addo swore the two justices in in the course of separate ceremonies at the Jubilee Property, Friday, May well 22, 2020.

1st swearing in Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga, President Akufo-Addo pointed out that he had fulfilled the stringent specifications of Report 128 clause (4) of the Structure, and has demonstrated the independence of spirit, verified integrity, substantial moral character, and impartiality of brain to keep this superior place of work.

President Akufo-Addo presenting the oath of office environment to Justice Honyenuga

According to the President, “your keep track of report, more than the very last thirty-9 (39) many years, speaks for alone – Assistant State Legal professional, private legal practitioner, Judge Advocate of the Ghana Navy, Justice of the High Courtroom, Added Substantial Courtroom Decide sitting down on civil matters, narcotics, robbery, and other violent crimes, Director of the Remand Prisoners Venture, and long-serving Justice of the Court docket of Charm.”

He ongoing, “Your appointment to the highest court docket of the land is, thus, truly perfectly-deserved and merited. The put up-1966 Supreme Courtroom has formulated a constructive standing for the high quality of its constitutional jurisprudence, and I am hopeful that you, who have previously had fantastic knowledge of significant judicial business office in the Courtroom of Appeal, will aid strengthen the progress of our nation’s constitutional and other jurisprudence in the Supreme Court.”

President Akufo-Addo in a group photograph with Justice Honyenuga, CJ, and Lawyer Basic

With Justice Honyenuga obtaining endured a hard time lately, the President applauded him for comporting himself in a dignified fashion.

“I can only urge you to forget these activities, which must be a mere blip on your community vocation, and dispense justice in accordance with your conscience and the rule of regulation.

“It is exceptionally vital that you ensure the strict application of the guidelines of the land, in the words of the judicial oath, without the need of dread or favour, affection or ill-will, which you have just taken, and, for that reason, with out recourse to the political, religious or ethnic affiliations of any citizen of the land,” he said.

Justice Honyenuga

President Akufo-Addo urged Justice Honyenuga to make absolutely sure that when anybody falls foul of the law, the regulation enforcement agencies, such as the Judiciary, have to be certain the person is dealt with in accordance with legislation.

That, he explained, is the true that means of the strategy of equality just before the legislation.

At the swearing-in ceremony of Justice Tanko Amadu, President Akufo-Addo mentioned that this is the very first time in the nation’s historical past that a Muslim has been appointed to the greatest court of the land, introducing that “I am delighted to have been the President to have the honour of carrying out so, and to do so correctly in this Holy Thirty day period of Ramadan.”

Justice Tanko Amadu

Possessing worked as a attorney in the good Federal Republic of Nigeria for nineteen (19) yrs, and likely on to located his own company in 1997, Justice Tanko Amadu was appointed to the Superior Courtroom in 2008, and, 4 (4) decades afterwards, was promoted to the Courtroom of Attractiveness, the President said that, by dint of tricky work and benefit, he has been even more elevated.

With the Structure of the Republic affirming that closing judicial electricity in the State is vested entirely in the Judiciary, and not in any other agency or organ of the State, the President famous that the Judiciary has onerous responsibilities to protect the personal liberties and elementary human legal rights of citizens, to act as the arbiter in disputes among the State and the citizen, to act as the arbiter in disputes in between citizens and all individuals, and to serve as the bulwark for the defence and advertising of the liberties and rights of the persons.

Justice Tanko Amadu signing the oath book

“With all other Courts bound to abide by the decisions of the Supreme Court on questions of legislation, it is certainly important that Justices of the Supreme Courtroom have a audio expertise of the regulation, and of precedent, the basic principle of stare decisis,” he extra.

The President included that the problem the place judges proffer judgements on the basis of decisions from reduce courts and cite them as regulation, is not satisfactory, and even a lot less so, when judges cite no authority at all for their rulings, and give orders with no causes.

“Judges, much more so Justices of the Supreme Court docket have to be discovered, know their situation legislation and assure their decisions and judgements are thoroughly inspired. It is in this method that judges lead to the orderly enhancement of the nation,” the President stated.

Justice Tanko Amadu providing his remarks

President Akufo-Addo noted that all Ghanaians, with their various sights and their diverse perspectives, must do the job jointly for the realisation of the Ghana challenge – a united Ghana, driven by concerns of social justice and solidarity, and governed according to the rule of legislation, regard for specific liberties, human rights and the rules of democratic accountability.

“In these not so usual times, the period of the Coronavirus pandemic, in which we uncover ourselves, we will have to hold on firmly to these values, and perform, in the confines of an open up modern society, in direction of the defeat of the virus,” he included. 

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