Chief JusticeChief Justice Sophia Abena Boafowaa Akuffo was sworn in as Ghana’s new Chief Justice by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The President reaffirmed his belief in his choice of Chief justice or the Republic of Ghana. “I am confident that she will be an effective leader in the judiciary, and will guard jealousy its independence…She will bring honour to the Judiciary and to our country,” the President said at the short ceremony at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.
Justice Sophia replaced the immediate past Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, who retired in early June this year. The President applauded Justice Sophia Akuffo on her well-deserved appointment, adding that “she will be walking in the footsteps of the twelfth previous occupants of the office, whose names read like a veritable Who’s-Who of Ghana’s legal profession.”
President Akufo-Addo described the new Chief Justice as “one of the leading lights of the Court, and her contribution to the Court’s work and the growth of our nation’s jurisprudence has been extensive.”
The short ceremony was witnessed by Vice President Muhamadu Bawumia, the Speaker of Parliament, Mike Aaron Oquaye, John Agyekum Kufuor, members of the Council of State, Parliamentarians and members of the Ghana Bar Association.