Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, the Esquire has been approved by Parliament to be the next Chief Justice of the nation after bombarding him with heavy questions during the vetting process.
The former state Attorney was nominated by President Akufo-Addo to take over from the retired Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo as she is now in her seventies.
Initially, the Minority in parliament protested heavily against his nomination saying Justice Dotsey is his senior and he is supposed to occupy that position.
They threatened to boycott the vetting because they said that the Member of Parliament for Bekwai Constituency and Chairman of the Appointment’s Committee, Mr. Joseph Osei-Owusu, was ‘rushing’ the exercise.
At the vetting Committee, Justice Anin-Yeboah was asked if he has declared all of his assets and he answered in the affirmative that he has given it to the appropriate authorities to have a look at it.
He also debunked the claim that members of the bench are corrupt.
He further added that he will not consider changing the dress code of lawyers and judges from wigs and gowns since it was the official uniform for the profession.
If successfully sworn in, he would be the first male Chief Justice in 12 years.
The President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo is yet to swear him into office as he is the only person mandated to pave the way for him to come to occupy his new position.