President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn into office the 14th Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, Justice Anin Yeboah, marking the beginning of a new era in the history of the Judiciary.
Addressing the investiture ceremony of the Chief Justice of the Republic 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 honourable gesture.
“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”.
He, therefore, charged the Chief Justice to ensure that during his term in office, the Judicial Service can confidently be said to be such.
President Akufo-Addo also assured the Chief Justice that the most pressing needs of the Judiciary such as their infrastructure challenges which directly affects the delivery of Justice in Ghana will be given the needed attention it deserves from the government.
“I assure Chief Justice Anin Yeboah that I will be a trusted partner of the Judiciary so that the Executive and the Judiciary can co-operate in the spirit of mutual respect to promote Good Governance for the advancement of people” the President opined.