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Chief Justice: Akufo-Addo settles on Sophia Akuffo; outdoors her on Friday

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has settled on Ms Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo, as his choice for the position of Chief Justice, to take over from Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, who retires on June 8, 2017.

Graphic Online has gathered that President Akufo-Addo will today [Friday] announce and present her name to Parliament for approval.

The Council of State has already approved her nomination, Graphic Online gathers and Ms Justice Akuffo has also been presented with her nomination letter.

Ms Akuffo, is the next most senior on the highest court of the land after Mr Justice William Atuguba, who is billed to retire soon.

Many had tipped Mr Justice Jones Victor Mawulom Dotse as the front runner in the race for the position of the fourth most powerful person in Ghana but Ms Justice Akuffo, described as a dark horse sprang a surprise.

She has been at the Supreme Court for the past two decades and has a master’s degree in Law (LL.M) from the Harvard University in the United States of America (USA).

She has been a member of the Governing Committee of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute and Chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Task Force.

In January 2006, she was elected one of the first judges of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and was re-elected until 2014 when she served as the Vice-President. She is the immediate past President of the court.

She is on the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council and has held membership of many organisations.

Her publications include: The Application of Information & Communications Technology in the Judicial Process – The Ghanaian Experience, presented to the African Judicial Network Ghana (2002).

 

 

Source: graphic.com.gh

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