Two Justices of the Supreme Court, His Lordship Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga and Her Ladyship Justice Agnes Dordzie are part of the 12 members of the various hierarchy of the Association of Magistrates and Judges who retire this year.
Justice Clemence Honyenuga who retired last month September has been given six more months by the Chief Justice to finish his cases in court including the highly controversial case titled ‘The Republic vs Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni, Seidu Agongo and Agricult Ghana Limited.’ Whilst Justice Agnes Dordies also bow after 35 years in active service.
The retirees include two Court of Appeal justices, four High Court justices and four District Court Magistrates who were all recognized with a citation at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana (AMJG) in Accra on Wednesday.
Announcing their retirement from the bench this year, President of the AMJG, Justice Henry Anthony Kwofie said, “This year we have decided to increase the amount presented to the retiring judges and to make the amount graduated having regard to the wide disparity in the number of years served by the retiring judges.”
According to him, the AMJG has taken a view that “it is unfair for a judge who has worked for say thirty years and has paid dues to the Association for all that period to receive the same amount as another member who has worked for ten years we will also give the details of amount during discussions of the financial report.”
“We have also increased the amount paid to members in the event of bereavement,” Justice Anthony Kwofie who is also a Justice of the Court of Appeal noted.
The 12 judges and magistrates who retired this year in the various hierarchy of the courts are as follows:
Her Ladyship Justice Agnes Dordzie – Supreme Court
His Lordship Justice Clemence C. J. Honyenuga – Supreme Court
Her Ladyship Justice Irene Charity Larbie – Court of Appeal
Her Ladyship Justice Merley Wood – Court of Appeal
His Lordship Justice Fred Awuah – High Court
His Lordship Justice Nathaniel Osam – High Court
Her Ladyship Justice Rebecca Sittie – High Court
Her Ladyship Justice Cecilia Donchebe – High Court
His Worship Robert Abgleze – District Court
His Worship Anthony Tabiri Abebrese – District Court
His Worship Korkor Owusu Achaw – District Court
His Worship Seth Alafa – District Court
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Murtala Inusah