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Parliament approves Sophia Akuffo as new CJ

Written by  Jun 19, 2017
President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the position as Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo has been approved by Parliament. Parliament on Monday 19, June 2017 approved the nominee after the Appointments Committee presented its report before the House.   The nominee was grilled last week Friday for six hours by the vetting committee and answered questions on a wide range of issues. In presenting the report, the chairman of the Appointments Committee and First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei-Owusu, said the committee recommended her approval unanimously since there was no dissenting view.   “She exhibited a high standard of competence and integrity, forthrightness and independence of thought, astuteness in depth, and appreciation of the law, fairness, and selflessness. The nominee Sophia Akuffo qualifies to serve as the Chief Justice of the republic. Mr Speaker, it is the recommendation of the house by unanimity that the nominee be approved to take the seat of Chief Justice in Ghana,” he stated.    
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