I have always been single – Gloria Akuffo

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General Designate

Ghana’s incoming Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, was not going to allow the male dominated Parliamentary Committee vetting her for the position to intimidate her. Introducing herself to the Appointment Committee at the beginning of her vetting on Friday, 21 January, she proudly disclosed that she has always been a single mother and has never been married.

Reports adomonline.com: — Attorney General-designate, Gloria Akuffo, has revealed that she has always been single but has two children.

Introducing herself to the Appointments Committee when she appeared before it on Saturday, 21 January for vetting, she said: “I have two children, never been married.”

“I have a special interest in Concubinage because I have 2 children but have never been married, so I’ll work on it” she added.

The lawyer was named by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 10 January to become his legal advisor.

Gloria Akuffo - AG2Mr Akufo-Addo, unveiling Gloria Akuffo for the ministerial role, described her as having “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 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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