- Jerry John Rawlings appointed her to the Supreme Court in 1995
- John Agyekum Kufor nominated her to join the panel of judges the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights in January 2006.
- She assumed the office of Vice President of the panel during the tenure of John Mahama
Ghana’s newly sworn in Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has outlined the immense contributions that each of Ghana’s four 4th Republican presidents have played in her profession as a member of Ghana’s legal fraternity.
Her journey into the world of law and justice began with her appointment to the Supreme Court in 1995, by the then president Jerry John Rawlings.
This, according to her, was something she least expected.
This was followed by a taste of more public exposure when former president John Agyekum Kufuor nominated her to join the panel of judges the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights in January 2006.
It did not end there; former president Mahama supported her nomination as the Vice President of the the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights in 2014 and later as President of the Court.
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After twenty-two (22) years, as a judge in Ghana’s highest court, she is presently the country's 13th Chief Justice.
In expressing her appreciation to the former presidents, she praised them for the faith they had in her, which has resulted in her assumption of the present office.
Of the four former leaders, only the immediate ex-president, John Mahama was absent; he is currently out of the country.
The event was attended by several prominent personalities from all facets of public life.
The chiefs, traditional leaders, the clergy, the bar and past flag bearers of political parties were all present to lend their support to Justice Akuffo.
Her priorities, according to her, were the conditions of service within the judiciary, the unattractive looking courts across the country and the fight against corruption.
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