[ 2012-11-12 ]
Two Supreme Court judges sworn in
Two Justices of the Supreme Court have been sworn
into office by President John Dramani Mahama.
They are Mr Justice Anthony Benin and Mr Justice
Joseph Bawa Akamba. They took the oaths of
allegiance and secrecy as well as the judicial
Performing the ceremony, President Mahama urged
the justices to use their experience to enhance
the independence and viability of the Judiciary.
He said their experience should also have a
bearing on rule of law and the constitutional
mandate of the Judiciary.
For her part, the Chief Justice, Mrs Justice
Georgina Theodora Wood, said that the experience
of the two justices at the bench should be used to
uphold the tenets of the Judiciary in the
She was hopeful that their juniors would tap their
wealth of knowledge.
Responding, Justice Benin congratulated the
President on his elevation to the high office of
the land and assured of expediting justice in a
fair and firm manner that would be acceptable to
The swearing-in of the two judges brings to 14 the
number of justices of the Supreme Court.
Source - Daily Graphic
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