Parliament: Supreme Court Justice nominees to be vetted today

Parliament’s Appointments Committee will later today, Monday, May 11, 2020, commence the vetting of the President’s nominees as Justices of the Supreme Court.

The President in March this year nominated four to be considered as justices of the apex court of the land.

The communication from the Presidency addressed to House Speaker, Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye and read on the floor of Parliament, Thursday, March 19, 2020, named the nominees as follows:


2: JUSTICE ISSIFU TANKO AMADU, Justice of Appeal court

3: Mr YONI KULENDI, a private legal practitioner

4: Prof. HENRIETTA MENSAH-BONSU, a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana Legon and President, Ghana Academy of Art and Sciences.


Mensa-Bonsu is a professor and senior law lecturer at the University of Ghana School of law. Joy Henrietta Mensa-Bonsui attended Wesley Girls High School, University of Ghana and Yale University, obtaining a Master of Laws (LLM) in 1985.

She became a full law lecturer at the University of Ghana in 2002, and in 2003 was elected as a fellow into the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

She has used platforms available to her to advocate for peace to accelerate national development. She was the guest speaker at the Second Annual Peace Lecture put together by the Accra West chapter of the Rotary Club and the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), where she spoke about the “need to nurture peace” without waiting “till the need arises for peace before we go for it”.

She delivered the 2014 University of Ghana Alumni Association lecture on the topic “The African Union’s Peace and Security Architecture: A guarantor of peace and security on the continent”.

In 2017, Mensa-Bonsu failed in her bid to be elected as a Judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC)


Yonny Kulendi is managing practitioner of his law firm Kulendi@Law, a commercial, litigation, and constitutional law practice.

Kulendi@Law currently is made up of nine lawyers with diverse interests and specializations. Previously, he was an associate barrister and solicitor at Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co.

He underwent pupilage there, where he was assigned to the Legal Aid Board of Accra for his national service. Yoni is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon, with an LLB Honors. He completed his law degree at the Ghana School of Law, where he obtained a barrister of law degree and a solicitors certificate.

He is a member of the Ghana Bar. Yonny also holds an MA in international security and civil-military relations from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, USA.

He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.