The Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF Ghana) has sent a congratulatory message to Her Ladyship Sophia A.B. Akuffo on her appointment as Ghana’s next Chief Justice.
In a statement signed by the National Programme Coordinator of WiLDAF Ghana, Melody Darkey, it expressed hope that the Chief Justice will use her position to advance women and girls’ rights issues.
‘It is our hope that she will use her new position to advance women and girls rights issues when she is approved by Parliament and continue to serve as a positive role model to women and girls,’ it said.
The new Chief Justice who succeeds Her Ladyship Theodora Wood was announced by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday at the presidency.
Read details of WiLDAF’s statement:
CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO HER LADYSHIP SOPHIA A.B. AKUFFO ON HER NOMINATION AS GHANA’S CHIEF JUSTICE
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF Ghana) congratulates Her Ladyship Sophia A.B. Akuffo on the occasion of her nomination as the Chief Justice of Ghana.
As a Women’s Human Rights Organization whose efforts are directed towards championing substantive equality for women and men, we consider this feat as another significant milestone especially for Women’s Participation and Representation in Public and Political sphere
It is our hope that she will use her new position to advance women and girls rights issues when she is approved by Parliament and continue to serve as a positive role model to women and girls.
We also commend President Akuffo Addo for appointing a woman to succeed the outgoing Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Theodora Wood.
WiLDAF Ghana wishes her all the best in her new role.
National Programme Coordinator