Akufo-Addo nominates Yoni Kulendi, Mensah-Bonsu, others to Supreme Court


The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated four people for appointment unto the Supreme Court bench.

The four includes private legal practitioner, Mr Emmanuel Yoni Kulendi, and law lecturer, Prof. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu.

The rest are Justice Clemence Hoenyenugah, Justice Issifu Amidu Tanko, both Justices of the Appeals Court.

They are to replace judges of the highest court in Ghana who retired in recent times.

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye made the announcement in the House today, Thursday, March 19, 2020.

The Supreme Court Justice nominees are expected to be vetted by Parliament’s Appointments Committee in the coming days.


Prof. Henrietta J.A.N. Mensa-Bonsu is a professor and senior law lecturer at the University of Ghana school of law.

She attended Wesley Girls High School, University of Ghana and Yale University , obtaining a Master of Laws (LLM) in 1985.

She became a full law lecturer at the University of Ghana in 2002, and in 2003 was elected as a fellow into the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

She has used platforms available to her to advocate for peace to accelerate national development.

She was a member of the presidential commission of enquiry which probed the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence.

Source: Citinewsroom.com


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