The President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in a new head of the country’s third arm of government—the judiciary. The new Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, is the 14th person to occupy the position in the history of Ghana.
Speaking during the investiture ceremony, President Akufo-Addo said he expects “decency, discipline, fairness, hard work, deep-seated respect for the rule of law and the continuing modernization of Judicial activities to be the hallmarks of his era as Chief Justice”.
He further harnessed on the need for judges to be honest and possess integrity, saying: “it is vitally important that we have judges who are honest, possess integrity and sound knowledge of the law”.
Also, in his acceptance speech, Justice Anin Yeboah promised to guard the integrity of the judiciary and take the necessary steps to ensure court cases are quickly resolved. He further called on government to provide the needed financial and logistic resources needed to make the operations of the judiciary run smoothly.
Justice Anin Yeboah was born at Toase in the Ashanti Region in May 1953. He studied at the University of Ghana and the Ghana School of Law, where he graduated in 1981.
He served as an Assistant State Attorney at the Attorney-General’s Office in Koforidua, where he was elected the Eastern Regional President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA).
He also served as a justice of the High Court between 2002 and 2003 and the Court of Appeal from 2003 to 2008.
Justice Anin Yeboah was also the Chairman of the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association from 2004 to 2008 and rose to become a member of the Adjudicatory Chamber of FIFA.
In May 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the 67th FIFA Congress in Bahrain and was also Chairman of the FIFA Ethics Committee.
Justice Anin Yeboah was appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Kufuor in June 2008. The Chief Justice is currently the Chairman of the Legal Aid Board and Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council of Ghana.
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