Thursday, 18 April

Justice Jones Dotse is acting Chief Justice

General News
Justice Jones Dotse

Justice Jones Dotse, the most senior Justice on the Supreme Court bench, has assumed the position of Acting Chief Justice.

This follows the official retirement of Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, on Wednesday, 24 May, 2023, from active service.

 Justice Dotse’s automatic takeover is in accordance with Article 144 (6) of the 1992 Constitution, which stipulates that when the office of Chief Justice is vacant or the Chief Justice, for any reason is unable to perform the functions of his office, the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court shall act as the Chief Justice until a substantive Chief Justice is appointed.

Justice Dotse will be the acting Chief Justice until Parliament approves the nomination of Justice Gertrude Esaaba Sackey Torkornoo as the substantive Chief Justice.

Justice Torkornoo is scheduled to appear before the Appointment Committee of Parliament on Friday, May 26, for vetting.