Parliament decides on Sophia Akufo today

Parliament decides on Sophia Akufo today

- Parliament will today consider whether or not to appoint Sophia Akufo as Chief Justice

- Sophia Akufo was recently vetted in parliament where she defended the need for her as the right pick for the job

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Chief justice nominee, Sophia Akufo, will have her fate tied in a crucial report that the appointments committee will be forwarding to the Speaker of Parliament today, June 19.

Parliament decides on Sophia Akufo today

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The chief justice nominee had recently been vetting in what many see as a very exhausting interrogation process as she came out to defend the very reason(s) why she is the fit person for the top job at the third arm of government.

Sophia Akufo took the burden of the vetting to address various critical issues facing Ghana including state sponsored corruption, issues of mob justice and Ghana’s foreign policy.

What this means is that the appointment committee will, after an emergency session in parliament, consider whether or not to appoint Sophia Akufo as the substantive chief justice of Ghana.

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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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