Chief Justice-nominee Justice Anin Yeboah has received the approval of parliamentary vetting committee pending the swearing into office from the President.
Justice Anin-Yeboah, a well-seasoned lawyer, was nominated by President Akufo-Addo to replace the retired Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo.
His vetting was not without controversy as the Minority had threatened to boycott the process, accusing the Chairman of the Appointment’s Committee, Joseph Osei-Owusu, of attempting to rush the exercise.
Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah was asked for his personal views on matters regarding court proceedings and rulings, his achievements and aspirations among others.
His approval by Parliament pending a swearing-in, makes him the first male Chief Justice in 12 years.
He succeeds, Justice Sophia Akuffo who occupied the position from 2017 to 2019 and Justice Georgina Theodora Wood who held the position from 2007-2017.