Liberia: Senate to Vet Chief Justice-designate on Friday


MONROVIA – The Senate Statutory Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims, and Petitions will on Friday, August 26, 2022 conduct a confirmation hearing for Chief Justice-designate, Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh.

According to a Senate Press and Public Affairs Release, the Committee’s decision came immediately after President George Weah’s nomination of Associate Justice Youh as Chief Justice of the Republic of Liberia, which was received and read on Tuesday in Plenary.

The confirmation hearing is expected to begin at 11:00 am in the Senate Chambers.

As a matter of requirement, the Senate Judiciary Committee is requesting the nominee to submit 35 copies of her curriculum vitae and any supporting credentials to aid the committee in the confirmation proceeding,  to the office of Secretary of Senate,  J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh Sr. not later than 12:00noon  on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

As reported by FrontPageAfrica, President George Weah has nominated Justice Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Yuoh as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court replacing Justice Francis Korpor who will retire in September of 2022.

The President also retained Mr. Thomas Doe-Nah as commissioner General Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and Mr. Boakai Dukuly as Commissioner at the National Elections Commission.

The President made additional appointments at the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) and the Governance Commission (GC).

The Senate Secretary read the nomination from the President.

Yuoh was born in Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia. She obtained her high school education and a diploma from the St. Teresa’s Convent, a Catholic High School in Monrovia in 1974 and enrolled at the Cuttington University College (CUC), now Cuttington University (CU), in Suakoko, Bong County, in pursuit of her tertiary education where she graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science.

In 1979, Justice Yuoh enrolled at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, where she was trained as a lawyer. In 1981, she successfully completed her law studies at this institution and obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and was subsequently admitted into the Liberia National Bar Association as an Attorney-At-Law. Her Honor was also admitted as Counsellor-At-Law of the Supreme Court Bar in 1988.

Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Yuoh began her public and professional service within the Executive Branch, Republic of Liberia, first at the Ministry of Justice as an Assistant Minister for Legal Affairs from 1983 – 1985, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Coordinator, African Affairs, 1988 – 1990, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) as Corporate Secretary/Assistant Legal Counsel/Secretary, Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) from 2000 – 2003 and lastly at the Law Reform Commission, where she served as Acting Executive Director and Commissioner respectively from July 2011 – April 2013.

Justice Yuoh also extended her professional legal services within the private sector where she served as Associate and Legal Counsel at the David A.B. Jallah Law Firm, on Johnson Street, Monrovia Liberia, from 1994 – 2000.

In 2013, Madam Justice Yuoh, was nominated, appointed and subsequently commissioned as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia.

Professional & Social Affiliation

Madam Justice Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh has proudly served as Vice President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) from 1994 – 1998; was a founding member of the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) and served as its 1st Vice President from 1997 – 1998; Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) from 2012 – 2013 and also served as President of the Maryland County Local Bar Association in 2013.

Her Honor, Justice Yuoh is married, and she and her husband, are blessed with ten (10) children and two grandchildren.