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Gloria Akuffo Biography



Gloria Akuffo Biography

Gloria Akuffo is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. She is currently Attorney general and Minister for Justice in Ghana.

She comes from Akropong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region and Shai Osudoku in the Greater Accra Region. She is a former Deputy Attorney General. She was Head of Litigation at Blay and Associates.

Gloria Akuffo 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 Judicature of Ghana, enrolling at the Ghana Bar Association in 1982. She was a founding partner in a private legal firm, Owusu-Yeboa, Akuffo & Associates, in Accra.

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From 2001 to 2005 Akuffo was Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General, the first woman to hold these positions. From 2005 to 2006 Akuffo was Deputy Minister for the Greater Accra Region. She was appointed Minister of Aviation in 2008. She was Lead Counsel on the 2013 Election Petition case before the Supreme Court