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Historical! First Muslim appointed Supreme Court Justice by Akufo-Addo

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His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana today (May 22, 2020) swore in two new Justices to the supreme court of Ghana.

The two, Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga and Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu were sworn into office after both met the stringent requirements of Article 128 clause (4) of the Constitution, and had demonstrated the independence of spirit, proven integrity, high moral character, and impartiality of mind to hold this high office.

The swearing-in of Justice Tanko Amadu, however, marks a milestone as it is the first time in the history of Ghana as a nation to have a Muslim appointed to the highest court of the land.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana expressed delight to have witnessed such a moment especially as President.

“I am delighted to have been the President to have the honour of doing so and to do so appropriately in this Holy Month of Ramadan.” he said.