Friday 23 June 2017

Ghanaian Parliament to vet new Chief Justice

Ghanaian Parliament to vet new Chief Justice
(APA 06/13/17)
Justice Sophia Akuffo, the Chief Justice

The Appointment Committee of the Ghanaian Parliament has announced that it would vet the Chief Justice (CJ) nominee, Justice Sohpia Akuffo on Monday.

The vetting is in accordance with Article 144 of the 1992 Constitution, which makes provision for the vetting and approval process.

Her nomination was made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last month, following the retirement of Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, the immediate past CJ.

Justice Akuffo is currently the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court and was part of the panel that sat on the 2012 Election Petition filed by then opposition leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Mrs. Justice Wood retired last week after 40 years of service to the Ghanaian Judiciary.

She was the first female CJ in Ghana and the longest serving CJ in the country.

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