President Akufo-Addo has nominated Justice Anin-Yeboah as Chief Justice subject to Parliamentary approval.
The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu, has referred the letter to the Appointments Committee of the House.
If approved, Justice Anin-Yeboah, who is the fourth longest-serving Justice of the Supreme Court, will succeed Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo, who retires on December 20, 2019.
Justice Anin-Yeboah, a well-seasoned lawyer, was appointed to the Supreme Court by former President John Agyekum Kuffuor in June 2008.
He has also served as a Justice of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
In addition, he is a part-time lecturer in Civil Procedure and the Ghana Legal System at the Ghana School of Law.
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.
The Supreme Court Justice’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.