- Parliament is set to vet the incoming chief justice, Sophia Akuffo come Monday, June 16th
- Her appointment is after the former chief justice, Georgina Wood, retired from office
The incoming chief justice, Sophia Akuffo, is preparing to get vetted by the appointments committee in parliament as she assumes office after the retirement of the former chief justice, Georgina Wood.
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The vetting is expected to be held on Friday, June 16 as parliament is expected to question her on issues bothering competence and the willingness to serve as the second chief justice of Ghana.
So far, the Council of State has already approved her nomination, and Ms Justice Akuffo has also been introduced by the president.
Ms Akuffo, is the next most senior on the highest court of the land after Mr Justice William Atuguba, who is currently the acting chief justice.
Should Justice Akuffo be accepted by the appointment committee as the substantive chief justice, she will be following the footsteps of her predecessor as the second female chief justice of Ghana.
What this means is that she would be most powerful woman in one of Ghana’s arm of government and oversee judicial matters of national and international concern. The choice of Justice Akuffo follows the retirement of Georgina Theodora Wood who since her appointment in 2007, served as chief justice for over a 10 years.
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