A professor of law at the University of Ghana, Henrietta J.A.N Mensa-Bonsu has been appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
She joins two other nominees, Yoni Kulendi and Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu who have also been appointed to the apex court to replace Justices Julius Ansah, Nasiru Sulemana Gbadegbe and Anthony Alfred Bennin who are due for retirement this year.
This was announced in a communication read from the President by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye on Thursday, 19 March 2020.
Prof Mensa-Bonsu serves as a member of the United Nations Independent Panel On Peace Operations and was elected as President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) in June 2019.
She also served as a member of the National Reconciliation Commission and the Emile Short Commission to investigate the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence.
The nominees have been referred to the Appointments Committee of Parliament for consideration.