Ghana’s Supreme Court judge, Justice Sophia A.B. Akufffo, one of the first judges of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, has been confirmed as the country’s Chief Justice (CJ).
Sophia Akuffo was a member of the Governing Committee of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, and the Chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force.
Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu told Raymond Acquah on Joy FM’s Top Story Friday, that ‘justice Akuffo is a capable hand because she has distinguished herself as an independent-minded person’.
Justice Akuffo will replace current Chief Justice Theodora Georgina Wood if she is approved by Parliament. Mrs Wood leaves office on June 8, 2017, after a 10-year career at the judiciary.
President Nana Akufo-Addo told the media at a news conference at the Flagstaff House Friday, that he considers Justice Sophia as the best person to lead the judiciary at this time in history.