President Nana Akufo-Addo has made three appointments to the Supreme Court subject to the approval of Parliament.
The three; Justice Mariama Owusu, Justice Lovelace Johnson and Justice Gertrude Tokornoo, have been elevated to the Supreme Court bench from the Court of Appeal.
The Speaker of Parliament announced the nominees in Parliament today, Tuesday.
They have been appointed to replace three justices who are on retirement or are due for retirement by the end of the year namely, Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo, Justice Sophia Adinyira and Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo.
Sophia Akuffo, the current Chief Justice, will retire on December 20, 2019, after serving since November 30, 1995.
She is the only remaining Justice that was appointed to the Supreme Court by Jerry John Rawlings.
Per Article 144 (2), the President consults with the Council of State by submitting the names and curricula vitae of the nominees for appointment to the Supreme Court.
Also in accordance with Article 144 (2), the President has to seek the approval of Parliament for the appointment of the nominees as Justices of the Supreme Court.
The last Supreme Court appointments were made in July 2018.
Four new justices; Justice Samuel K. Marful-Sau, Justice Agnes M. A. Dordzie, Prof. Nii Ashie Kotey and Nene A. O. Amegatcher were appointed at the time.
Justice Mariama Owusu was elevated to the court of appeal in 2006.
Before this elevation to the Supreme Court, she has served as the president of the Ghana chapter for the International Association of Women Judges in 2014.
Justice Owusu also notable sat on the committee investigating allegations of corruption against the Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative (CHRAJ) Lauretta Vivian Lamptey case as well as the trial suspects in the murder of Major Maxwell Mahama.
Justice Gertrude Tokornoo specialised in business law and construction law and was instrumental in the setting up of Fugar and co law firm.
She was appointed to the high court in 2004.