Ghana: Parliament vets new Chief Justice
Ghana's Chief Justice (CJ) nominee, Justice Ms. Sophia Akuffo, is being vetted by the Appointments Committee of the Ghanaian Parliament in Accra on Friday.
The vetting, which was scheduled for Monday, had to be pushed to Friday by the Appointments Committee with the explanation that the vetting had to take place in order not to keep the position vacant for a long time.
Ms. Akuffo has being quizzed by the legislators on issues bothering on judicial corruption, fairness in judgment, supervision of judges at the lower courts, elections petition and procedures at the courts among others.
She was nominated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, following the retirement of her predecessor, Justice Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood, who retired on June 8, this year.
Justice Mr. William Atuguba, who is the chairman of the Supreme Court, who is acting as the Chief Justice of Ghana and Justice Jones Dotse, also of the Supreme Court Judge are at the vetting to support the Chief Justice nominee.
Other members of the public and members of the Judiciary are at the Parliament in their numbers to observe the process.