Too many judges at apex court burdening public purse – Haruna Iddrisu

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has expressed reservations about the increasing number of judges at the Supreme Court. According to him, John Mahama appointed only 28% of Judges to the Supreme Court as president but President Akufo-Addo has done a whopping 78%.

In his opening remarks before the vetting, the Tamale South MP Haruna Iddrisu said too much appointment of Apex Court justices puts intense pressure on the public purse.

This comes after the nomination of four persons by the President for appointment as Supreme Court Judges.

They are expected to be vetted by Parliament’s Appointments Committee later today.

The Justices to be considered are Justice Barbara Frances Ackah-Yensu, Justice of the Court of Appeal; Mr Justice George Kingsley Koomson, Justice of the Court of Appeal; Mr. Justice Samuel Kwame Adibu Asiedu, Justice of the Court of Appeal; and Mr. Justice Ernest Yao Gaewu, Justice of the High Court.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo nominated the four persons for elevation onto the Supreme Court Bench in July 2022.

Source: Jerry John Akornor//Metro News

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