Appointments Committee presents report on Sophia Akuffo today

Parliament’s Appointment committee is expected to present its report on the President’s nominee for the position of Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo to the House later today[Monday].

This follows a lengthy and thorough vetting process which saw Justice Sophia Akuffo answer questions on a wide range of legal issues including challenges within the country’s legal system, the regulations on touting, the status and relevance of the Ghana Law School, practice of mob justice, external interference of the judiciary among others.

Parliament does not usually sit on Mondays.However today’s sitting is to enable members deliberate the nomination of the Chief Justice and expedite action on the process to have her assume office as soon as possible.

The Committee’s report would be considered by the plenary after which a decision on her approval would be taken by the House.

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