Chief Justice to retire in 2017
Chief Justice Georgina Woode was appointed by former President Kufuor in 2007. She will turn 70 years on June 8, 2017.
She announced this at a special service to open the 59th legal year.
Addressing judges and lawyers at the service she asked that Ghanaians pray for her for a successful end if tenure.
“Brothers and sisters please thank the Lord for me. Although it’s not ended, eight months more, these are rather when I need His [God’s] grace and support more. I thank each one of you, my colleagues on the Supreme Court who have faithfully worshipped with me year after year. I thank you all for your continuing prayer and support.”
“I know thousands of people have borne me before the Lord and this is the reason why the Lord, in answer to their prayer, sustained me and kept me until this day.”
She said she was grateful to all who helped her through her journey as the Chief Justice.
“One of the promises I believe in is what God says that if you give a cup of water to a prophet, you shall receive a prophet’s reward. So for, all those who have interceded for me, may the Lord meet each one of you at your point of need and may he bless you abundantly.”
During her tenure, the Judiciary has had to handle some landmark cases in the country. These include the infamous election petition after the 2012 polls and the Anas expose.
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