Bearing any last minute change, President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to announce Justice Anin Yeboah as Ghana’s next Chief Justice to succeed Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo.
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Justice Sophia Akuffo retires on December 20, 2019.
If he gets the nod, Justice Anin Yeboah will be the first male Chief Justice since 2007. Justice Georgina Theodora Wood (2007-2017) and Justice Akuffo (2017- 2019) have occupied the position for the last 12 years.
According to GraphicOnline.com, Justice Jones Mawulom Dotse, had also been listed for consideration for the position of Chief Justice.
But Justice Anin Yeboah is the favourite for the top job.
Justice Anin Yeboah is the fourth longest serving Justice of the Supreme Court in Ghana currently.
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.
Justice Anin Yeboah’s name is also associated with football. In May 2017, he was appointed the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).
He also served as the Chairman of the Appeal’s Committee of the Ghana Football Association from 2004 to 2008.
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