- He also pledged his support to ensure the new CJ has an enabling environment to operate.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn into office Justice Anin Yeboah as the 14th Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana.
The President called on colleagues on the bench and members of the Bar to support the new Chief Justice to promote the rule of law in the country.
“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.
Addressing the investiture ceremony of the Chief Justice (CJ) at the Jubilee House, after administering the Oath of Allegiance, the Judicial Oath and the Oath of Secrecy, 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 also underscored the need for judges to be honest and possess integrity, “it is vitally important that we have judges who are honest, possess integrity and sound knowledge of the law”.
He also pledged his support to ensure the new CJ has an enabling environment to operate.
“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 said.
On his part, Chief Justice Anin Yeboah said he is honoured to have been appointed as Chief Justice of Ghana.
He thanked the President, the Council of State and Parliament for the various constitutional roles they played leading to his appointment as Chief Justice.