Legal practitioner Samson Lardi Anyenini has praised the nomination of Justice Anin Yeboah, as the new Chief Justice.
According to him, the CJ nominee is a man who follows trending issues and is open to ideas.
” You would notice that a lot of the people who are pushing for reforms in legal education are happy about his nomination. This is a man who knows trending issues and is very open to new ideas,” Mr Anyenini told Starr News.
Mr Justice Yeboah will be the first male Chief Justice in 12 years.
Two females — Justice Georgina Theodora Wood (2007-2017) and Justice Akuffo (2017- 2019) — have occupied the position for the last 12 years. The last male Chief Justice was Justice George Kingsley Acquah, who served from July 4, 2003 to March 25, 2007.
His immediate predecessor is an avowed opposition to the opening up of legal education in the country.
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).