President Samia Suluhu has said yesterday that she was deliberately raising the number of women judges to bridge the gender gap and also to tap into women god-s – given strengths in the delivery of Justice.
Speaking during the swearing in ceremony of 22 High Court Judges about three weeks ago, President Hassan said women judges were endowed with more qualities that turn them into better individuals in the delivery of justice.
Out of 22, 10 were women. This means that women are now amount for 37% of the total number of judges in the country, up from 35% a few weeks ago.
The 22 judges were appointed from among 71 legal experts who were recommended in the hope that the President would finally appoint 47 as judges from the number.
This is the second time the President has appointed judges since she ascended to the highest office in 2021. President Samia Suluhu has since appointed a total of 43 High Court Judges and nine more for the Court of Appeal. Out of number, 23 are women.
“My aim is that going forward, we should reach the 50 – 50 threshold for men and women judges” said President Samia.