Jubilations As Catholic Priest Emerges The First Appointed High Court Judge In Ghana

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The Ghana Judiciary witnessed an unprecedented event as Reverend Father Joseph Adu Owusu-Agyemang has made history by becoming the first Priest to be appointed as a High Court Judge in the country.

Reverend Father Josepth Adu Owusu-Agymang is the Parish Priest of All Saints Catholic Church, Santasi Fankyenebra in the Kumasi Archdioces.

President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on 16th day of September 2020 inducts 16 Judges in which the reverend father was equally part of them.

It is significant to note that there exist many priests who practice Law in Ghana but none has ever been appointed as a Judge of the High Court.

Reverend Father Josepth Adu Owusu-Agymang was ordained by Archbishop Peter Akwasi Sarpong as a priest on 14th day of July, 2007 and had been in the Kumasi Archdiocese where he worked at Archdiocese’s legal service department.

Meanwhile, the Ghana President charged the newly appointed Judges to exhibit honesty, discipline, and fairness in their line of work so that, Ghanaians will have trust in the judiciary.

“It is, therefore, critical for the growth of the nation that the High Court commands the respect of the people by the quality of its justice, as well as by the comportment of its judges,” the President added.


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