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Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah retires today as he turns 70

The Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah is to retire from active service today, May 24, 2023 at the age of 70-years.

He was born on May 24, 1953 at Toase in the Ashanti Region.

In December 2019, President Akufo-Addo nominated Justice Anin-Yeboah as the Chief Justice of Ghana.

Justice Anin Yeboah is expected to be replaced by Justice Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkornoo who is a justice of the Supreme Court.

Confirmed: Akufo-Addo settles on Justice Gertrude Torkornoo as the next Chief Justice

Justice Esaaba Torkornoo is expected to be vetted and subsequent approval by Parliament as the next Chief Justice.

President Akufo-Addo nominated Justice Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkornoo to replace Justice Anin Yeboah.

The nomination by the president is in accordance with the Article 144(1) of the 1992 Constitution.

Background on Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah

Justice Anin Yeboah is 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 former President John Agyekum Kufuor in June 2008.

Prior to that, he 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 Committee of the Ghana Football Association from 2004 to 2008.

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