Justice Anin Yeboah: First male Chief Justice nominee in 12 years
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has nominated Supreme Court Judge Justice Anin Yeboah, as the new Chief Justice of Ghana.
This makes Justice Yeboah the first male Chief Justice to be appointed in 12 years.
He takes over from Justice Sophia Akuffo who bows out after almost two years in office as Chief Justice and 24 years on the Supreme Court.
He will be Ghana’s 26th Chief Justice since 1876.
The President has sent the name of Justice Yeboah to Parliament as required by Article 144 (1) of the 1992 Constitution.
Justice Anin Yeboah is currently the fourth longest-serving Justice of the Supreme Court.
He graduated from the Ghana School of Law in 1981 and he was appointed to the Supreme Court by President John Agyekum Kufuor in June 2008.
Prior to that, he served as a Justice of the High Court from 2002 to 2003 and a Justice of the Court of Appeal from 2003 to 2008.
Apart from being a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah is also a part-time lecturer in Civil Procedure and the Ghana Legal System at the Ghana School of Law.
He is known in the football fraternity as well when he was appointed as the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) in May 2017.
He also served as the Chairman of the Appeal’s Committee of the Ghana Football Association from 2004 to 2008.