Ghana President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has named Justice Anin Yeboah as his choice to succeed Justice Sophia Akuffo, who retires on December 20, as the country’s Chief Justice. This was announced in Parliament on Thursday by the First Deputy Speaker, Hon. Joe Osei Owusu. He said noted that the President had written to parliament based on Article 144 in relation to his nomination of Justice Anin Yeboah. Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu also noted that he has referred the letter to the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
Justice Anin Yeboah is currently the fourth longest-serving Justice of the Supreme Court. He is a graduate of 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 Chair.. In September 2019, named 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. He also served as the Chairman of the Appeal’s Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) from 2004 to 2008.