24.2 C
Wednesday, June 7, 2023


New name for possible replacement of CJ pops up

Related stories

Dr. Kwaku Oteng introduces new Angel Cola soft drink

One of the leading producer of alcoholic beverages in...

Nogokpo spokesperson demands more respect for Ewes

In order to create an example for future generations,...

Presidential staffer endorses Alan Cash as Ghana’s next president

Presidential staffer, George Atsu Egbenunya, has publicly endorsed former...

Ghana has not been abandoned by Denmark – Danish Ambassador

The Danish Ambassador to Ghana has emphasized Denmark's commitment...

Uphold and restore judiciary’s lost dignity – Minority to Chief Justice nominee

The Minority in Parliament has urged the Chief Justice...

Justice Dotse in tears as he retires

It was an emotional moment at the Supreme Court...

Praise Reloaded Concert 2023 slated for June 11 in Kumasi – Joe Mettle

Gospel musician, Joe Mettle, has announced his annual 11th...

Ghana and Denmark strengthen ties to boost development

Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye, has...

Speaker Babgin’s SIM card allegedly deactivated

The speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin's SIM card has...
- Advertisement -

The search for the next Chief Justice (CJ) to replace Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah is becoming topsy-turvy as an emerging report suggests Akufo-Addo’s former legal partner, Justice Yonny Kulendi, could be the next CJ instead of Justice Gertrude Torkornoo.

Earlier this week, graphic.com.gh reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reportedly pencilled in Supreme Court Judge Justice Gertrude Torkornoo as the next Chief Justice of Ghana.

- Advertisement -

However, a newspaper report by the New Crusading Guide on April 21, 2023, hinted otherwise.

The paper headlined, ‘Search for CJ: Justice Kulendi is the Next Chief Justice…Akufo Addo swerved Gertrude Torkornoo’, is suggesting that the president could go in for his former workmate to be the new CJ of the Supreme Court.

- Advertisement -


Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi is a Ghanaian judge who hails from Issa, a village in the Upper West Region of Ghana.
In the formative years of his life, young Kulendi spent almost two years in the Wa prisons on remand, and this incident made him resolve all the more to be a lawyer.

- Advertisement -

He entered the University of Ghana, where he was awarded his Bachelor of laws degree in 1992. He continued at the Ghana School of Law and became a barrister-at-law in 1994.

He holds a master of arts degree in International Security and Civil-Military Relations from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, United States.

Kulendi had his national service at the Legal Aid Board of Accra. After his service, he joined the Akufo-Addo, Prempeh, and Co. Chambers, where he underwent pupillage.

He later founded his own law firm, Kulendi @ Law, where he worked as the firm’s managing partner until his appointment to the bench.

As a lawyer, his areas of expertise included; Investments, Securities, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, and Litigation.

On 17 March 2020 the president, Nana Akufo-Addo informed the Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye that consultations had been completed for the nomination of Kulendi and three other persons to be made justices of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

Kulendi was vetted together with Justice Joy Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu on Tuesday 12 May 2020. Following his vetting by parliament, Kulendi was approved by parliament on Wednesday 20 May 2020, and sworn into office on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

Kulendi became the first Ghanaian from the Upper West Region to be appointed to serve on Ghana’s highest court of jurisdiction. His appointment also now makes him a part of a small group of persons who were called to the Supreme Court bench directly from the bar.


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories