The President of the Ghana Bar Association President (GBA), Yaw Acheampong Boafo, has lauded the contributions of Chief Justice Anin Yeboah to the Association during his term in office and the entire judicial delivery in the country.
He gave the commendation at a farewell dinner organized by the GBA in honour of the Chief Justice at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City
Mr Acheampong Boafo said, “The time of the beginning of the momentous journey in the legal profession of Justice Anin Yeboah was on 20 November 1981.
He recounted that the “time for his elevation onto the Bench was in 2002; the time for his investiture as Chief Justice was on 7 January, 2020; and 24 May 2023 will be the time for him to exit from his office and role”.
He added: “If there ever was a Chief Justice who the Bar can claim ‘ownership’ thereof, it is certainly Justice Anin Yeboah, since his judicial destiny is clearly interwoven in the tapestry of diligent and outstanding service to the Ghana Bar”.
The BAR President stated: “In a few days’ time, he retires as Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana. To say he has been a worthy and exemplary ambassador of the Ghana Bar Association would be an understatement”.
Mr Boafo added that Justice Anin Yeboah had brought honour to the GBA, and repaid the confidence reposed in him by his unusual nomination by the Bar. “That is why it would have been a travesty of justice if the Bar did not bid him farewell properly,” he indicated.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo eulogized the outgoing Chief Justice, describing him as an exceptional head of the third arm of government.
The President said the tenure of Chief Justice Anin Yeboah had been characterized by exceptional achievements which he hopes his successors will build on.
“It is important for the spirit of our country that we recognize and acknowledge exceptional service to our nation, and that is what Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah has rendered to the Ghanaian nation and people.
“The 14th Chief Justice in our nation’s independent history and the 2nd appointed within my term of office, he has an outstanding career that had seen him rise to its greatest heights in his later years,” President Akufo-Addo said.
“Within this time, he has been an effective leader of the Judiciary. He has guarded jealously its independence, and by his conduct and comportment, he has brought honour to the judiciary and to our country,” Akufo-Addo added.
Chief Justice Anin Yeboah registered his appreciation to the BAR Association for honouring his in the manner they have. He thanked the BAR for nominating him to be appointed to the Bench in 2002 after his several years of private practice at the BAR.
He also singled out for mention, former Chief Justice Georgina T. Wood, for teaching him judicial administration during her tenure as Chief Justice.
He also told the gathering that during his term as Chief Justice, he had a lot of cooperation from his colleague Justices of the Supreme Court, for which he was grateful.
Justice Anin Yeboah expressed his appreciation to the President for appointing him and for the support of the Executive cumulating in the several infrastructure achievements associated with tenure as Chief Justice
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