Category: Legal History

Farewell to Chief Justice Sophia AKuffo

Farewell to Chief Justice Sophia AKuffo

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- December 19, 2019

20 December 2019. This is the day Ghana’s 13th Chief Justice bows out after 24 years at the Supreme Court. And she chose a fine time ... Read More

Goodbye to Her Ladyship Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo

Goodbye to Her Ladyship Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo

Kwasi Danso Amoah- December 16, 2019

Introduction Friday, 20th December 2019 marks the end of Her Ladyship the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo’s tenure as Ghana’s 13thChief Justice since independence and the 6th Chief ... Read More

The Great Balkan Arbitration: It’s a wrap (2)

The Great Balkan Arbitration: It’s a wrap (2)

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- October 31, 2019

The first part of this piece dealt with how the Government of Ghana (“GoG”), Balkan Energy LLC (“BEC”) and Balkan Energy Ghana (“BEG”) came together. ... Read More

The Great Balkan Arbitration: It’s a Wrap (1)

The Great Balkan Arbitration: It’s a Wrap (1)

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- October 28, 2019

Introduction In 2007, Ghana was faced with an energy crisis. The Akosombo Dam, the country’s main source of hydro-energy was in distress. The water levels ... Read More

Ghana’s 2000 Banks Collapse (Part 2)

Ghana’s 2000 Banks Collapse (Part 2)

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- April 4, 2019

Under Act 180, the liquidator’s role was simply to identify the assets of the banks, sell them and use the proceeds to settle the debts ... Read More

Ghana’s 2000 Banks Collapse (Part 1)

Ghana’s 2000 Banks Collapse (Part 1)

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- April 1, 2019

Ghana’s Banking sector has experienced a number of significant changes in the past year. Of all these changes, the Bank of Ghana’s revocation of the ... Read More

Tuffuor v Attorney-General: The Man Behind the Controversy (2)

Tuffuor v Attorney-General: The Man Behind the Controversy (2)

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- October 29, 2018

Dr Kwame Amoako Tuffuor was a senior lecturer in civil engineering at the then University of Science and Technology (now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science ... Read More

Tuffuor v Attorney-General: The Man Behind the Controversy (1)

Tuffuor v Attorney-General: The Man Behind the Controversy (1)

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- October 22, 2018

The approval processes for Supreme Court Justices and Chief Justices generally go according to plan. But not quite so in the case of Justice F.K. ... Read More

Farewell to Justice William Atuguba

Farewell to Justice William Atuguba

Cletus Alengah- July 16, 2018

The name “ATUGUBA” became a household name in Ghana following the 2013 Presidential Election Petition. For those in the legal fraternity, and probably for media ... Read More

Sallah v Attorney-General – 48 Years On

Sallah v Attorney-General – 48 Years On

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- April 20, 2018

Today, we turn the clocks back to a key decision that was given 48 years ago. This was in the case of Sallah v Attorney-General. ... Read More