Sophia Akuffo to spend 10 hours at today's vetting?

Sophia Akuffo to spend 10 hours at today's vetting?

- Chairman of the Appointments Committee Joe Osei Owusu says each of the 26 members of the Appointments Committee of Parliament have a dedicated 20 minutes to ask any question

- Sophia Akuffo had her Masters in Law (LLM) from the Harvard University in the United States

Nominee for the role of Ghana's Chief Justice, Gloria Akuffo could spend over ten hours at her vetting when she faces Parliament's Appointment Committee on Friday.

The former deputy Attorney General was nominated by President Akuffo-Addo to become Ghana's, Chief Justice.

Sophia Akuffo to spend 10 hours at today's vetting?

Sophia Akuffo in the middle

However, her candidature will first have to be confirmed by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

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Justice Gloria Akuffo is scheduled to face the House on Friday, with a host of questions expected to be thrown at her.

The 64-year-old legal practitioner, though, could be in for a tough ride as it is possible that she would spend over 10 hours at the session.

A total of 30 persons will be on the Appointments Committee, with 26 being members and the other four consisting of the Chairman and Ranking members of the Constitution and Legal Affairs and Judicial committees.

Each person will have the opportunity to pose questions to the Chief Justice nominee within an allocated time of 20 minutes.

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The number of persons on the Appointment Committee means that Justice Akuffo could be lasting for over 10 hours during her vetting session if they are all allowed to exhaust their allotted times to the full.

Some key issues that are likely to spring up during the Chief Justice nominee's vetting session are the debate about which punishment should be meted out to those who engage in mob action, as well as the confusion surrounding lawyers engaging in advertisements.

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