Chief Justice Nominee, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, says she worked hard to earn all her achievements and not because of any political association.
“I think that my career path has been satisfactory, I have done my work, my work has been recognized and I’ve moved forward.”
“I think I spent about seven or eight years in the High Court, another seven or eight years in the Court of Appeal, came to the Supreme Court and here I am, I’ve just moved on, after working for some time,” she emphasized.
Justice Torkornoo also mentioned that she was nominated as the Justice of the Court of Appeal by the late President Atta Mills in 2012, but was sworn in by the former President, John Mahama who was the then President.
Parliament on Friday, May 26, vetted Justice Gertrude Torkonoo for the position of Chief Justice.
President Akufo-Addo in April nominated her to replace the now-retired Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah.
The President subsequently informed Parliament of his decision and called for her speedy approval.
She will become the third female Chief Justice in the history of Ghana after Justices Georgina Theodora Wood and Sophia Akuffo if she is approved.DISCLAIMER: The Views, Comments, Opinions, Contributions and Statements made by Readers and Contributors on this platform do not necessarily represent the views or policy of Multimedia Group Limited.
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