After 50 years of Service Chief Justice announces retirement on June 8

She was appointed as Chief Justice in 2007 under the John Kufuor administration, making her the first woman to occupy the position.

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Chief Justice Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood has announced she will retire from the bench on June 8, 2017, after serving eight years in the office.

 

She was appointed as Chief Justice in 2007 under the John Kufuor administration, making her the first woman to occupy the position.

 

The Chief Justice made her retirement date known when she witnessed her last Justice for All Programme at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison on Friday, 5 May.

“It gives me an opportunity to say an official farewell to the Justice for All Programme given that in about four weeks I’ll be retiring. Specifically on the 8th of June I will no longer be in service," she said.

"I should state this because I read all sorts of things. Some even think I’m staying up until the end of the year; that’s not accurate. In four weeks three days, I would have served my country faithfully in public office for about 47 years and I have been involved with prisoners that long because I started as a police officer and a legal person who prosecuted in the Circuit Court and so on before I joined the bench as has remained as such. So thank you very much for bringing me here.”

Mrs Wood started her career as a police prosecuting officer before she was called to the bench as a district magistrate in 1974.

She became an appeals court judge in 1991 and later a Supreme Court judge.

It is unclear who will succeed her but Justices Jones Dotse and Anim Yeboah are the front runners.

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