President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has 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, ABC News can report.
Justice Anin Yeboah’s appointment as Chief Justice is subject to Parliamentary approval.
If approved, Justice Anin Yeboah, who is the fourth longest-serving Justice of the Supreme Court, will succeed Justice Sophia Akuffo, who retires on December 20, 2019.
His nomination was announced in Parliament on Thursday by the First Deputy Speaker, Hon. Joe Osei Owusu.
The speaker noted that the President had written to parliament in accordance with Article 144 (1) of the 1992 Constitution on his nomination of Justice Anin Yeboah.
Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu also noted that he has referred the letter to the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
About Anin Yeboah
Justice Anin Yeboah is currently the fourth longest-serving Justice of the Supreme Court.
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.