Justice Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi

members of the Bar were also in support of Yoni’s selection and that alone defeated the oft-cited spin that Yoni is being considered the position of Chief Justice because he is a protégé of the President, who himself is a lawyer.

Yoni has a legal background spanning some thirty years. Indeed, as a budding lawyer, Yoni did his pupilage at the famous Akufo Addo and Prempeh chambers, continuing working there as a fulltime lawyer before he set up his own law-firm—Kulendi @ Law. At 59 years, Yoni is the fourth-born of seven children of his mother. Yoni spent almost two years in the Wa prisons on remand for his involvement in students rioting at the Wa Secondary School.


He was not charged because the incident was considered an overzealous act by unsuspecting students who were driven more on instinctive intuitions than a pre-conceived desire to cause harm. After serving his remand, he registered at the Navrongo Secondary School for his General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and came out with flying colours.


He then went to New Juaben Secondary School for his GCE Advanced Level exams in 1987. After his national service in 1987 to 88, he went to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1988 to 89, but switched to the University of Ghana, Legon where he obtained Honours Degree in his LLB final exams. Yoni completed his Law degree at the Ghana School of Law where he obtained a barrister of law degree and a solicitor certificate.


Yoni holds a Master of Art degree in International Security and Civil-Military Relations from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, USA. He is also a fellow of the inaugural class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the ASPEN Global Leadership Network and a managing—partner of top Accra law firm Kulendi at law. He is also an associate Barrister and Solicitor at Akufo- Addo, Prempeh Law firm and was assigned to the Legal Aid Board in Accra for his national service after graduating from the faculty of law at the University of Ghana.

Source: Todaygh.com

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