Parliament vets Chief Justice nominee Gertrude Torkornoo today
Chief Justice nominee Justice Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkornoo will face the Appointments Committee of Parliament today, May 26, for vetting.
She was nominated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in April.
According to the President, her nomination was to avoid any vacuum that would occur following the retirement of the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, who retired on Wednesday, May 24.
Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, who hails from Winneba in the Central Region, if approved, will become the third female Chief Justice in the history of Ghana, after Justices Georgina Theodora Wood and Sophia Akuffo.
President Akufo-Addo had earlier urged the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, to quickly facilitate the approval of Justice Gertrude Torkornoo for the position of Chief Justice.