Who Is Gertrude Torkornoo
Justice Gertrude Torkornoo is a Judge of the Court of the Supreme Court of Ghana, a passionate minister in the body of Christ, and a poet and playwright.
She plays a keen role in Aglow International and serves as a board member of Theovision International, a ministry that has translated the Bible into African languages since 1992.
Date of Birth
September 11, 1962
She had her secondary education at Wesley Girls’ High School for her ordinary level certificate and Achimota School for her advanced level certificate. She had her tertiary education at the University of Ghana and completed the Ghana School of Law in 1986.
Prior to joining Fugar & Co., a law firm in Accra as a pupil associate, Torkornoo worked as a volunteer at the FIDA Legal Aid Service and had her internship at Nabarro Nathanson in London.
She returned to the firm (Fugar & Co., a law firm) in 1994 to become its director. In January 1997, she became a Managing Partner at Sozo Law Consult until May 2004 when she was appointed a Justice at the High Court of Ghana. She worked as a High Court judge until October 2012 when she was elevated to the Court of Appeal.
She had been a justice of the Court of Appeal until her nomination for the role of Supreme Court Judge in November 2019. She was sworn into office on 17 December 2019.
Prior to her appointment as Supreme Court justice, Torkornoo has held a number of leadership positions, some of which include; Supervising Judge of Commercial Courts, Chair of the Editorial Committee of Association of Magistrates and Judges, Chief Editor for the development of Judicial Ethics Training Manual, Vice-Chair of the E-Justice Steering/Oversight Committee and Vice-Chair of the Internship and Clerkship Programme for the Judiciary.
She is also a Faculty Member of the Judicial Training Institute and a member of the Governing Board of the Judicial Training Institute.
She established Sozo Foundation as a ministry dedicated to evangelism through the publication and distribution of tracts and other literary works. Its’ offshoot ministries are the Well Institute for Leadership Development and the Healing Streams Gardens.
In all these roles, her favorite are the roles of mum, friend, and mentor to her children – biological and spiritual, adopted along her journey – and grandchildren.