Gloria Akuffo has been nominated as the Attorney General by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
President Akufo-Addo, a former Attorney General himself, lauded Gloria Akuffo as having served him “faithfully” in the two years he was the Attorney General.
He also said she had “a very strong ethical approach to issues of law and social responsibility and I think these are qualities that an Attorney General should have and I believe strongly that she is going to make a very fine Attorney General for Ghana.”
Gloria Akuffo, born on December 31, 1954, graduated in 1979 from the University of Ghana with a B.A. (Hons) in Law and Political Science.
She became a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and later enrolled at the Ghana Bar Association in 1982.
From 2001 to 2005 Gloria Akuffo was the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General, the first woman to hold this position.
In 2005, she was appointed the Deputy Minister of the Greater Accra Region and later the Minister of Aviation in 2008.
She was most notably part of the lead counsel for the New Patriotic Party Flagbearer in the 2012 Election Petition case before the Supreme Court in 2013.
Gloria Akuffo’s nomination came along with the announcement of 12 other nominees by President Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House today [Tuesday].
Find the full list of nominees below:
Senior Minister – Yaw Osafo-Maafo
National Security Minister – Albert Kan Dapaah
Minister of Trade and Industry – Alan Kyeremanten
Minister of Finance – Ken Ofori-Atta
Minister of Agriculture – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
Minister of Energy – Boakye Agyarko
Minister of Defence – Dominic Nitiwul
Minister of Interior – Ambrose Dery
Minister of Foreign Affairs – Shirley Ayorkor Botchway
Attorney General – Gloria Akuffo
Minister of Local Government – Hajia Alima Mahama
Minister of Education – Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Minister of Health – Kwaku Agyemang-Manu
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana