Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
GOASO citizens in Kumasi have congratulated Mr Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie on his nomination to the position of a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana.
A spokesman of the citizens, Mr Stephen Owusu-Gyamfi, also known as Glabus, said it was an honour for them and indeed the entire people of Goaso and Ahafo that for the first time a native of the area was about to assume the high position of a Justice of the Supreme Court.
Mr Owusu-Gyamfi, who is an accountant with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) at Asante Mampong, said, “Justice Baffoe-Bonnie has proved over the years that he understands the profession in which he is and it is not surprising that his performance has been recognised by the President of the Republic.”
He was full of commendation for President Kufuor for nominating Mr Justice Baffoe-Bonnie to the enviable position and said that also showed that the President recognised hard work and dedication.
Mr Owusu-Gyamfi was confident that Justice Baffoe-Bonnie would scale through the parliamentary vetting to enable him to assume the position he so deserved.
He stated that from the very beginning of his education at Goaso through the Konongo Odumase Secondary School to the University of Ghana, Justice Baffoe-Bonnie showed signs of “a genius” and it is no wonder that he is about to assume that high position.
The spokesman said the eminent Justice’s father, Opanin Baffoe Bonnie of blessed memory, was one of the few people at Goaso in his life time who took great interest in his children’s education, and no wonder, most of his children had become prominent men and women in their chosen fields of endeavour.
Mr Owusu-Gyamfi expressed the hope that Justice Baffoe-Bonnie would continue to do what he knew best — administering justice without fear or favour — when he assumed his new role as a Justice of the Supreme Court.