President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in the new Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafowaa Akuffo at a short but impressive ceremony at the State House Monday.
The new Chief Justice in a seamless recitation took tree oath – Oath of Allegiance, the Judicial Oath and the Oath of Secrecy – before a host of invited guests including ex-presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Kufuor, leaders of political parties, members of the diplomatic corps.
Her Ladyship the Chief Justice received the instruments of appointment before signing her way into office as Chief Justice.
She is the second female Chief Justice, having taken over from Georgina Theodora Wood who retired from office early this month.
Below is the list of Chief of Justice we’ve had since Independece.
|Name of Chief Justice||Year of Reign|
|Sir Arku Korsah, Esq.||1957 - 1963|
|J. Sarkodie- Addo, Esq.||1964 - 1966|
|Edward Akuffo-Addo||1966 - 1970|
|E.A.L. Bannerman, Esq.||1970 - 1972|
|Samuel Azu Crabbe, Esq.||1973 - 1977|
|F.K. Apaloo, Esq.||1977 - 1986|
|E.N.P. Sowah, Esq||1986 - 1990|
|Philip Edward Archer, Esq||1991 - 1995|
|Isaac Kobina Abban, Esq.||1995 - 2001|
|Edward Kwame Wiredu||2001 - 2003|
|George Kingsley Acquah||2003 - 2007|
|Georgina Theodora Wood||2007 - 2017|
|Sophia Akuffo||2017- to Date|