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President Akufo-Addo picks Justice Anim Yeboah as new Chief Justice

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Supreme Court Judge, Justice Anin Yeboah has been nominated as the new Chief Justice (CJ) by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.

His appointment follows the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo which is due December 20, 2019.

The First Deputy speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu read the Communication from the presidency to the House and referred it to the Appointments Committee of Parliament for consideration and report.

Below is the brief profile of Justice Yeboah:

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

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.

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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