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Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo



Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo was the Chief Justice of Ghana from 2017 until 20 December 2019. Prior to that, she had already been a Judge in the Supreme Court of Ghana since 1995.

The daughter of a Presbyterian minister, she had her secondary education at Wesley Girls’ High School, Cape Coast and obtained her Bachelor of law degree from the University of Ghana. She furthered her education at the Ghana School of Law where she qualified as a barrister. Akuffo trained as a lawyer under Nana Akuffo-Addo. She has a Master’s degree in Law from Harvard University in the USA.

Born: December 20, 1949 (age 72 years), Ghana
Top office held: Chief Justice of Ghana (2017–2019)
Education: Harvard University, Ghana School Of Law, University of Ghana

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