The 14th Chief Justice of Ghana, Anin Yeboah, has been sworn into office by the president of Ghana, His Excellency President Nana Akufo Addo.
Addressing the special ceremony of the Chief Justice of Ghana Anin Yeboah, at the Jubilee House after administering the Oath of Allegiance, the Judicial Oath and the Oath of Secrecy, President Akufo-Addo, observed that the presence of almost all Justices of the Supreme Court at the vetting of the Chief Justice by the Appointments Committee of Parliament was an honorable sign.
“I am hopeful that this same level of support will be forthcoming as he assumes the mantle of the Head of the Judiciary. To his colleagues on the bench and members of the Bar, I urge your continued solidarity and corporation with the new Chief Justice to promote the rule of law. That will be in line with the finest traditions of the Bench and the Bar and will help enhance the welfare of our people” President Akufo-Addo stated.
On his expectations of the new Chief Justice as he begins his new role as head of the country’s Judiciary, 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”.President Akufo-Addo in his remarks further noted that it is extremely important that Ghana has a Judiciary that commands the respect of its people. He added that “it is vitally important that we have judges who are honest, possess integrity and sound knowledge of the law”.
President Nana Addo therefore, charged the Chief Justice to ensure that during his term in office, the Judicial Service can confidently be said to be such.