Georgina Wood Ghana's first female Chief Justice retires

A thanksgiving service was held in her honour at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Accra, on Tuesday June 6, 2017.

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Ghana’s Chief Justice Theodora Georgina Wood retires from public service today, Wednesday, June 7.

A thanksgiving service was held in her honour at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Accra, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

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The event was attended by clergymen, politicians, lawyers, judges including the new Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, Justice Jones Dotse, the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Michael Oquaye, the Minority Leader, Haruna Idrissu, among others.

Georgina Wood will become a member of the Council of State, since the advisory council to the president must also include a former Chief Justice.

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Mrs. Wood is replaced by Justice Sophia A.B Akuffo, who was appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

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Her name has since been submitted to the Appointments Committee of Parliament for vetting.

Georgina Wood worked with the Ghana Police Service as a deputy superintendent and public prosecutor for three years before joining the Judicial Service as a District Magistrate in 1974.

She rose through the Circuit and High Courts to become the presiding judge of the Appeal Court in 1991 and was then appointed to the Supreme Court on November 12, 2002.

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