Justice Anin-Yeboah nominated as new Chief Justice

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The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated Supreme Court judge, Justice Anin Yeboah, as the new Chief Justice.

The nomination of Justice Anin-Yeboah was made in accordance with article 144(1) of the 1992 Constitution.

When approved by Parliament, Justice Anin-Yeboah will replace incumbent Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffo who is due for retirement on December 20, 2019.

The pronouncement was made on the floor of Parliament by the First Deputy Speaker, Hon Joe Osei Owusu on Thursday. He is expected to be vetted by Parliament’s Appointment Committee soon.

Justice Anin-Yeboah is the fourth longest-serving justice of the Supreme Court.

He graduated from the Ghana Law School in 1981 and was appointed Supreme Court judge by Ex-President, John Kuffour in June 2008.

He had also served as a judge of the High Court from 2002 to 2003 and a justice of the court of appeal from 2003 to 2008.

He was also a part time lecturer in civil procedure and Ghana Legal System at the Ghana School of Law.

Justice Anin-Yeboah was formally appointed chairman of the Disciplinary Committee at the 67th Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) congress in Bahrain in May 2017.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | Kwame Kyei, GIJ Intern

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