CJ retires May 2017

Ghana’s Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood, has revealed that she will be retiring in May 2017, asking Ghanaians to pray for her for a successful end to her tenure.

She announced this when she addressed judges and lawyers at a special church service to open the 59th legal year.

“Although it’s not ended, this is rather when I need His (God) grace and support more,” said Justice Wood.

She continued: “Brothers and sisters please thank the Lord for me. Although it’s not ended, eight months more, these are rather when I need His [God’s] grace and support more. I thank each one of you my colleagues on the Supreme Court who have faithfully worshipped with me year after year. … I thank you all for your continuing prayer and support.

“I know thousands of people – that one is not lost on me… – thousands of people have borne me before the Lord and this is the reason why the Lord, in answer to their prayer, sustained me and kept me till this day.”

She added: “one of the promises I believe in is what God says that if you give a cup of water to a prophet, you shall receive a prophet’s reward. So for, all those who have interceded for me, may the Lord meet each one of you at your point of need and may he bless you abundantly.”

Justice Wood will turn 70 years on June 8, 2017. She was appointed by former President John Kufuor in 2007.