President Akufo- Addo has outdoored the thirteenth chief justice of the Republic of Ghana at a short ceremony at the appointments room of the Flag Staff House.
The President in announcing the nomination of Justice Sophia Akuffo described her as a worthy successor to Chief Justice Georgina Wood who leaves office in the next three weeks after serving as Chief Justice for 10 years.
The President charged the nominee to work hard to maintain high level of discipline in the Judiciary.
The President also says he nominated Justice Akuffo in consultation with the Council of State as prescribed by Article 144 (1) of the 1992 constitution and is urging the Parliament of Ghana to approve her to be able to fully assume the office of a Chief Justice.
The President added that he is confident that he will find in Justice Akuffo, a worthy partner to help propel the collaboration between the Executive and Judiciary for the benefit of the people of Ghana.
Profile of Justice Sophia Akuffo:
Justice Akuffo holds an LLB in Law from the University of Ghana, Lego, Accra and an LLM Master degree in Law from Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA.
Her publications include: The Application of Information & Communication Technology in the Judicial Process – The Ghanaian Experience, presented to the African Judicial Network, Ghana (2002).
She has been a member of the Governing Committee of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute and the Chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force.
In January 2006 she was elected one of the first judges of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights initially elected for two years, she was subsequently re-elected until 2014.
She also served as President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ described Justice Sophia Akuffo as a worthy successor to Chief Justice Wood.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Wilberforce Asare