His Excellency the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inducted eight High Court Judges to at the Jubilee House on Wednesday 16 September, 2020.
The sworn Judges are Justice Eva Bannerman-Williams, Justice Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew, Justice Yaw Owoahene Acheampong, Justice Samuel Boakye-Yiadom, Justice Abdul Yusif Asibey, Mrs Elfreda Amy Dankyi, Mr Samuel Faraday Johnson and Ms. Sheila Minta.
President Akufo-Addo congratulated them for working hard to deserve the status of High Court Judges. He also admonished them to continue to stay honest, demonstrate integrity in their work, well in-depth knowledge of the law to gain the trust of the people of Ghana.
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Addition the the President’s advice to the newly sworn High Court Judges, he reminded them that focal point to the country’s peace and improved democracy also laid on their shoulders, hence they should pronounced lawful judgments in their work.
“It is therefore critical for the growth of the nation that the High Court commands the respect of the people by the quality of its judgements as well as the comportment of its judges,” he stated.
Moreover, the President, who is also a lawyer himself said the new High Court Judges are going to work hand in hand with other law enforcement agencies, so they should target equality before to citizens who may fall foul of the law.
“When a citizen falls foul of the law, that citizen, high or low, must be dealt with accordingly, and the law enforcement agencies including you our new judges must ensure this is done…that is the true meaning of the concept of equality before the law”