Gloria Akuffo

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Gloria Akuffo
Minister for Justice (Ghana)
Assumed office
21 January 2017
President Nana Akufo-Addo
Preceded by Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong
Personal details
Born (1952-12-31) 31 December 1952 (age 64)
Accra, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Alma mater University of Ghana
Profession Lawyer

Miss Gloria Akuffo (born 31 December 1954) is a Ghanaian female Legal Practitioner a former Deputy Attorney General and currently the Attorney general designate for Ghana. She is Head of Litigation at Blay and Associates, one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in 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.[1]


From 2001 to 2005 Akuffo was Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General, the first woman to hold these positions. In 2005-06 she was Deputy Minister of the Accra Region. Appointed Minister of Aviation in 2008, She was the Lead Counsel on the 2013 Election Petition case before the Supreme Court. [2]

2012 Election Petition[edit]

Gloria was a key member of the legal team of New Patriotic Party during the 2012 election petition.[3]