Justice Anin-Yeboah has today been sworn in as Chief Justice of The Republic of Ghana. He was sworn in by His Excellency The President of The Republic of Ghana, Akuffo Addo. Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah is one of the longest serving supreme court Justices of Ghana having ruled for over fourteen years.
Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah is the first male chief justice after 12 years of female appointees. He is a man with enormous experience as far as Ghana’s legal system is concerned. Justice Anin-Yeboah was born in May 1953 in Koforidua, Eastern Region but belongs to the Toase village in the Ashanti Region. He attended Amaniampong Secondary School and Apam Secondary School. He studied law at University of Ghana and went on to graduate from the Ghana School of law in 1981.
The President after swearing in Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah called on members of the bench to do well to channel their support towards the new Chief Justice ” 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” H.E The President said.
Prior to Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah’s appointment, there was a debate as to whether or not he is fit for the job and faced stiff competition from Justice Dotse an equally moral and legal experience Justice in the highest courts. Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah is the fourth longest serving Justice of the Supreme Court and parliament okayed his appointment by an unanimous vote on the 24th of December 2019.
On his part, Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah said he is honored to have been appointed as Chief Justice of Ghana. He went on to thank the President, the Council of State and Parliament for the various constitutional roles they played leading to his appointment as Chief Justice.
We congratulate Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah and wish him the very best in his continuous service to our country and the highest law courts. God bless our supreme court and God bless mother Ghana.