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Oye Lithur On New Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo

Former Minister of Gender and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur has described the incoming Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo as woman noted for hard work

According to her, the Justice of Ghana’s Supreme Court is a fine legal brain, expressing her joy to president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for her nomination.

Recounting their relationship in time past, she said “I remember in 1994/95 when I walked into your office and you told me that President Rawlings had nominated you as a Supreme Court Judge. In a reflective mood, you told me it was a call to serve Ghana. You had done so well as Chairperson of Civil Aviation Authority. The airport saw massive transformation under your leadership. Under your tenure you zoned and developed the Holiday Inn airport area, the airport saw a major expansion and you set up the Aviation Social Centre.

There was an uproar within the Ghana Bar Association about the President’s nomination .I distinctly remember the objection by the late ED Kom.You have proved them wrong.

You were strict,efficient,hardworking,no nonsense and compassionate as head of chambers.One of the few female senior lawyers heading a law firm in those days.You had left Mobil Ghana as their solicitor and set up the law firm Akuffo &Co.You groomed us all in your law firm to become sharp lawyers.Shiela Minkah Premo,Kwame Akuffo and I.

You excelled at the Supreme Court and African Human Rights Court.

Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo. Congratulations. I am proud of you. I am happy for you. More importantly Ghana has one of its finest legal brains as a Chief Justice nominee. May God chart your path so that justice will roll like waters and righteousness like an everflowing stream in Ghana.”


Source: mynewsgh

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