Ms Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo, the Chief Justice on Tuesday swore-in Ms Cynthia Pamela Akotoaa Addo as the new Judicial Secretary.
Ms Addo takes over from Mr Justice Alex Berchie Poku-Acheampong, who would assume duty on the Court of Appeal Bench on October 8, 2018.
A statement signed by Ms Grace Tagoe, the Director of Communications of the Judicial Service and copied to the Ghana News Agency said Ms Addo’s appointment takes immediate effect.
It said Ms Addo is a lawyer with 29 years of diverse post qualification experience and she is a highly skilled professional known for creativity, exceptional organisational ability, resourcefulness, innovation, proven financial management skills and timely completion of major projects and assignments.
She holds an LL.B (Hons) and a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M with merit) from the University of London.
Ms. Addo is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, the Bar of England and Wales and the International Bar Association, having been called to the Bar of England in 1989 as a member of Lincoln Inn and the Ghana Bar in 1997.
She joins the Judicial Service from the Ghana Export Import Bank (Ghana EXIM Bank) where she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance and Administration.
“It is our expectation that the Ms. Addo will be given all the cooperation and support by the people of Ghana that would enable her to carry out her functions as Judicial Secretary effectively and efficiently,” the statement said.
By her appointment, Ms. Addo becomes the 16th Judicial Secretary since the First Republic.