President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in the new Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah .
The new Chief Justice in a seamless recitation took tree oath – Oath of Allegiance, the Judicial Oath and the Oath of Secrecy – before a host of invited guests including ex-presidents, leaders of political parties, members of the diplomatic corps.
The Chief Justice received the instruments of appointment before signing his way into office as Chief Justice after having taken over from Sophia Akufo who retired from office early last month.
The president shortly before inducting him into office said the swearing into office of the Chief Justice is in keeping with the provisions of the 1992 Constitution and a resolve to having a functioning democracy and the rule of law.
He said the judiciary remains the bulwark of the country’s democracy and prayed the new Chief Justice will walk in the footsteps of other Chief Justices.
Describing him as the “leading light of the court” the president hoped he will lead a new administration of honest judges; who possess integrity and have a sound knowledge of the law.
He prayed that judges will, henceforth not deliver judgement without citing any authority or giving any reasons for the decisions they take.