Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah retires from the judiciary today


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Today, May 24, 2023, Kwasi Anin Yeboah, the Chief Justice of Ghana, officially announces his retirement from the bench.

Since taking over from retiring Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo in 2019, the 70-year-old has been in office for five years.

At a goodbye luncheon held in honor of retiring Justice Anin-Yeboah by the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), President Nana Akufo-Addo praised him as an exemplary head of the judiciary.

The Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah’s tenure, according to the President, saw admirable accomplishments that his successor should try to emulate.

“Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah has been an exceptional leader to the judiciary. He has guarded jealously the judiciary and his conduct has brought honour to the judiciary and to our country. Not only has he continued with the modernisation of activities of the judiciary, but his tenure of office has also seen arguably the largest infrastructural development undertaken in the history of the judiciary,” he said.

Relatedly, President Akufo-Addo informed Parliament of his decision to appoint Justice Gertrude Torkonoo as Chief Justice as Justice Anin’s replacement earlier this month.

In a letter to Parliament, President Akufo-Addo called for her speedy approval.

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In a previous letter to the Council of State, the President stated that Justice Torkonoo’s appointment was made to fill any hole left by the retirement of Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah.

Justice The nomination of Mrs. Torkornoo will be examined by the Parliament, which will decide whether to approve it or not.

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