President John Mahama has named Appeal Court judge Justice Yaw Apau and former PNC General Secretary Gabriel Pwamang for seats in the Supreme Court of Ghana .

Justice Yaw Apau The nomination was on Tuesday presented to Members of Parliament after the House resumed from their Easter brake for the first sitting of the second meeting.

In the letter addressed to the House, and read by the Speaker ,Edward Doe Adjaho, President John Mahama indicated that the nominations were made  after consultations with both the Judicial Council and the Council of State.

The nomination of the two  gentlemen has satisfied the provisions of article 144 (2) of the 1992 constitution, according to the correspondence to the House.

Soon after the communication, the Speaker referred the nominees to the Appointment Committee of Parliament for consideration.

By the rules of the House, the Committee would in the next few days meet to draw a programme for their vetting.

Prior to Justice Yaw Apau?s appointment, he was the Sole Commissioner of the Judgment Debt Commission, whiles Gabriel Pwamang is a Lawyer and a Managing Partner at Pwamang and Associates and the Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL).

President Mahama on October 8, 2012 swore in Justice Appau to thoroughly investigate the judgment debts, procedures for negotiations, contracts, execution, monitoring and resolve disputes as well.

He was expected to make recommendations to prevent unnecessary  judgement debt payments to individuals and companies which cost the country millions of Ghana Cedis.

A formal notice is expected to be issued to the public to submit memorandum on the nominees.

Earlier the Speaker who welcomed members back from recess appealed to them to avail themselves to the business of the House and give the chair the maximum cooperation it deserves, adding that the business for the meeting is expected to be a tall one.

He also called on Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) to respect the timetable of the House and submit their legislative proposals for approval accordingly.

Source: Clement Akoloh, Spynewsagency


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