Tag Archives: Chief Justice

CJ proposes use of Common Fund to build, refurbish courts

Ghana’s Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, is proposing the use of portions of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), for the establishment and refurbishment of dilapidated court structures to ensure the delivery of quality justice in the country. Her Lordship, who made the suggestion today, [Tuesday] in the Upper East Region during a three-day working visit, explained that, the unfavorable ...

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Group to petition AG, CJ for stiffer punishments for galamsey

The Convenor of the Media Coalition Against Galamsey, Kenneth Ashigbey, has hinted of plans to petition the Chief Justice and Attorney Genera,l to consider empowering the law courts to hand out harsh sentences to persons who engage in illegal mining in the country. He is optimistic that stiff and harsh punishment meted to offenders, will serve as a deterrent to residents ...

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New petition against Charlotte Osei forwarded to CJ

President Nana Akufo-Addo has forwarded the latest petition for the impeachment of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo. Confirming this, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, revealed the petitioner to be one Douglas Seidu. Mr. Seidu delivered his petition “around August 18, 2017,” and President Akufo-Addo referred the ...

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Akufo-Addo refers petition against Charlotte Osei to CJ

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has referred a petition calling on him to invoke Article 146(3) of the Constitution to impeach the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo. This is according to a statement from the Presidency. The statement said the petition was initially undated and unsigned but was subsequently signed by lawyer ...

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Sophia Akuffo sworn in as Chief Justice

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Akufo-Addo swears in Sophia Akuffo as Chief Justice [Photos]

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in the new Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, into office. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra today [Monday]. Justice Sophia Akuffo, hours earlier, received a unanimous approval by Parliament after the House debated a report from her 5-hour long vetting last week. President Akufo-Addo, while swearing in ...

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Sophia Akuffo approved as Ghana’s new Chief Justice

Parliament today [Monday], approved the nomination of Justice Sophia Akuffo for the position of Chief Justice of Ghana. She becomes the 13th Chief Justice in the position, and the second female after the immediate past Chief Justice, Georgina Wood. The approval followed the favourable recommendation of the Appointments Committee of Parliament, after she was screened by members of the committee ...

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6 key things Justice Sophia Akuffo said at her vetting [Infographic]

The Chief Justice nominee, Justice Sophia Akuffo spent about 5 hours on Friday [June 16] before Parliament’s Appointments Committee answering questions during her vetting for the position of Chief Justice. Justice Sophia Akuffo answered questions on the challenges of the country’s legal system, the regulations on touting, the status and relevance of the Ghana Law School, practice of mob justice and ...

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Effective justice delivery will eradicate ‘mob justice’ – Sophia Akuffo

The Chief Justice nominee, Sophia Akuffo, has suggested that,  effective and quality delivery of justice in the courts will help address the growing incidents of what has become known as ‘mob justice’ in the country. According to her, many resort to ‘mob justice’ because of a “misunderstanding” of the legal processes. Speaking during her vetting in Parliament, she said if given ...

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Sophia Akuffo’s vetting underway

The vetting of Justice Sophia Akuffo for the position of Chief Justice is underway. Justice Akuffo will be the 13th Chief Justice in the history of the Republic of Ghana if passed, and she will be the second woman in that position. Notable members of the Judiciary are in attendance to observe, including Supreme Court Justices, Jones Dotse and William Atuguba. The ...

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