The Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF Ghana) has congratulated Justice Sophia Akuffo on her elevation to the position of Chief Justice of Ghana.
WiLDAF believes she will live above reproach and serve as “a positive role model to women and girls.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced Mrs. Akuffo as the next chief justice last week, as Mrs. Georgina Wood gets set to retire June 8, 2017.
“It is our hope that she will use her new position to advance women and girls rights issues when she is approved by Parliament and continue to serve as a positive role model to women and girls,” WiLDAF said in a statement while praising the president for his confidence in a woman to hold that position.
Below is the full statement from WiLDAF:
CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO HER LADYSHIP SOPHIA A.B. AKUFFO ON HER NOMINATION AS GHANA’S CHIEF JUSTICE
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF Ghana) congratulates Her Ladyship Sophia A.B. Akuffo on the occasion of her nomination as the Chief Justice of Ghana.
As a Women’s Human Rights Organization whose efforts are directed towards championing substantive equality for women and men, we consider this feat as another significant milestone especially for Women’s Participation and Representation in Public and Political sphere
It is our hope that she will use her new position to advance women and girls rights issues when she is approved by Parliament and continue to serve as a positive role model to women and girls.
We also commend President Akuffo Addo for appointing a woman to succeed the outgoing Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Theodora Wood.
WiLDAF Ghana wishes her all the best in her new role.
National Programme Coordinator