Constitutional and human rights activist, Mr. Abraham Amaliba criticized the appointment of three additional judges to the Supreme Court, labeling it as unnecessary and a wasteful allocation of scarce resources.
He argued that, while there is no specific limit to the number of judges the president can appoint, maintaining the current count of 13 judges at the apex court should be sufficient.
Amaliba expressed concern over the growing size of the Supreme Court, particularly during a period when the country is relying on an International Monetary Fund bailout.
The state can do with 10 and now that there is 13 it should be maintained, he said.
He stressed the need to maintain the current number of judges, deeming the addition of three more as unnecessary and an additional financial burden on the state.
The former Director of Legal Affairs for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) shared his views during an interview on Accra 100.5 FM’s evening news on Friday, November 10, 2023.