To Cap or Not to Cap: The Supreme Court of Ghana

"There are fears that our present Constitutional provision leaves room for the eventuality that a determined President of the Republic may or can deliberately use his appointive power to increase, unduly, the number of Supreme Court Justices with the sinister motive of manipulating the Supreme Court. In particular, in certain quarters there have been concerns expressed that the Supreme Court may already be too large, whilst there is the temptation to add more judges to the Court on occasions to advance the political agenda of a sitting President or government. The addition of more Judges may result in the manipulation of the Supreme Court by appointing favourites with a predetermined agenda. Therefore, it has been suggested that there should be a constitutional limit on the total number of Supreme Court Judges."