The Attorney-General, Ms Gloria Akuffo has welcomed the nomination of Justice Anin Yeboah as the next Chief Justice, describing him as a judge of strong morals, ABC News can report.
According to Ms Akuffo, apart from Justice Anin Yeboah’s astuteness in the law, his integrity is very untainted and for that matter, makes him suitable and “a good pick” for the enviable position.
Singing the praises of the part-time lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, she noted that Mr. Anin-Yeboah has worked long enough to be familiar with the demands of the position.
The A-G said she has “followed his career with interest and he is not only strong in the law but his morals are also strong.” She also expressed confidence that Justice Anin-Yeboah could stand up to the challenges of being Chief Justice, including the raging issues with admission to the Ghana School of Law.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo nominated Justice Anin Yeboah as the next Chief Justice to take over from Justice Sophia Akuffo who is retiring at the end of December 2019.
Justice Anin-Yeboah’s appointment is subject to parliamentary approval.
Appointed to the apex court in 2008, he is fourth longest-serving Justice of the Supreme Court. He is also the first male to be nominated to the position since George Kingsley Acquah died in office in 2007.
About Justice Anin Yeboah
He graduated from the Ghana School of Law in 1981. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by President John Agyekum Kufuor in June 2008. Prior to that, he had 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.
In May 2017, he was appointed the Chairman of FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee.
In September 2019, he was appointed onto the CAF/FIFA Reform Implementation Taskforce team for African football. He was appointed along with five others to carry out reforms within African football.