Nana Addo nominates Anin Yeboah as new Chief Justice

Nana Addo nominates Anin Yeboah as new Chief Justice

- President Akufo-Addo has nominated Supreme Court Judge, Justice Anim Yeboah, as new Chief Justice

- This is because Gloria Akufo is to go on retirement

- Akufo-Addo has forwarded Yeboah's name to Parliament as required by Article 144 (1) of the 1992 Constitution

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President Akufo-Addo has nominated Supreme Court judge, Justice Anin Yeboah, as the new Chief Justice of Ghana to replace Gloria Akuffo.

The president has forwarded the name of Justice Yeboah to Parliament, as required by Article 144 (1) of the 1992 Constitution.

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, announced the President’s nominee in the House on Thursday, December 12, 2019, with the Justice Yeboah expected to face the Appointments Committee soon.

Nana Addo nominates Anin Yeboah as new Chief Justice
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Meanwhile, Justice Anin Yeboah is currently the fourth longest-serving Justice of the Supreme Court.

He graduated from the Ghana School of Law in 1981, and was appointed to the Supreme Court by President John Agyekum Kufuor in June 2008.

Before then, 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.

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While serving as a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Yeboah is also a part-time lecturer in Civil Procedure and the Ghana Legal System at the Ghana School of Law.

His legal experience includes writing judgments in constitutional matters, civil and criminal cases and providing opinions on legal matters in the West African nation.

In May 2017, Anin Yeboah was formally appointed Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee at the 67th FIFA Congress in Bahrain.

Justice Anin Yeboah’s name is also closely associated with football.

In May 2017, he was appointed the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).

In September 2019, he was 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.

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