Supreme Court Judge Justice Anin Yeboah has been nominated as the new Chief Justice of Ghana.
His nomination makes him the first male to be appointed to the position of Chief Justice in 12 years.
He would take over from Justice Sophia Akuffo who served for almost two years as Chief Justice and 24 years on the Supreme Court.
The nomination was sent to Parliament as required by Article 144 (1) of the 1992 Constitution by the President.
He will be Ghana’s 26 Chief Justice since 1876 and is the 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.
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.
Besides 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.