Ghana gets a successive female Chief Justice

Ghana is set to have its second successive female Chief Justice with the appointment of Justice Sophia Akuffo, all but confirmed. Her nomination is to be officially announced by the President at a press briefing later today.

Local media portals including the state-owned Daily Graphic have reported that she has been nominated by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Her appointment is subject to approval by the country’s parliament.

If confirmed by the legislature, she will become the 13th Chief Justice in the West African country’s history and the fifth under the current constitution. She will take over from Georgina Theodora Wood who retires in June. Wood was Ghana’s first woman Chief Justice.

She will thus become the fourth most powerful person in the country behind the President, his voice and the Speaker of Parliament.

Ghana is set to have its second successive female Chief Justice with the appointment of Justice Sophia Akuffo, all but confirmed. Her nomination is to be officially announced by the President at a press briefing later today.

Local media portals including the state-owned Daily Graphic have reported that she has been nominated by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Her appointment is subject to approval by the country’s parliament.

If confirmed by the legislature, she will become the 13th Chief Justice in the West African country’s history and the fifth under the current constitution. She will take over from Georgina Theodora Wood who retires in June. Wood was Ghana’s first woman Chief Justice.

She will thus become the fourth most powerful person in the country behind the President, his voice and the Speaker of Parliament.

 

Zainab Sa’id