Minister for Gender Children and Social Protection Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba, have send a congratulating message to the newly appointed Chief Justice, Madam Sophia AKuffo for her new office as the over lord of our judicial service. Mrs. Sophia is one of the most experienced judges we have in the country currently and we need to capitalize on her experience to transform our judicial system. This is the second time is she has been appointed for such a high profile office. In the year 1995 madam Sophia Akuffo was appointed as the Chief Justice and Head of the Judiciary under the then president Rawlings, to help shape and transform the face of our judicial system.
PRESS RELEASE TO CONGRATULATE JUSTICE SOPHIA AKUFFO ON HER APPOINTMENT AS
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection congratulates Justice Akuffo on her
appointment as the 13th Chief Justice of the country and the second female to occupy the
This is a victory for women and a significant milestone as we work to realise gender
equality in the country. It is also evidence of H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s
commitment to eradicating gender barriers in the public sector and in the country.
Her Ladyship Justice Akuffo’s appointment is thoroughly deserved and we are extremely proud
Throughout her career,she has come to be recognised and respected for her commitment
to upholding the rule of law and protecting the integrity of the constitution and it is testament
to her efforts that all in the Judicial Service are in full support of her appointment.
The justice delivery system of the country has seen a facelift in the last decade through the stellar
work of the former Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Georgina Wood and I want to use this opportunity
to applaud her unwavering commitment to her work and to country.
I have no doubt that given her track record, her successor, Her Ladyship Justice Akuffo, will continue the good work and raise the justice system of the country to even higher heights.
I congratulate Her Ladyship Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo on her appointment as our Chief Justice
and Head of the Judiciary and I pray that God almighty grants her the strength and wisdom for
the task ahead. I look forward to working with her on creating new structures and strengthening
existing legislation to uphold and protect the rights of the marginalised and vulnerable in our
God bless our homeland Ghana.
By: Emmanuel Nii Afra Quakupong Sackey/gasfmonline.com/Ghana