HON. GLORIA AFUA AKUFFO
Miss Gloria Afua Akuffo attended Aburi Girls’ Secondary School where she obtained her GCE ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level certificates. She then went to the University of Ghana, Legon in 1976 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) (Law & Political Science). She qualified as lawyer from the Ghana School of Law and was enrolled in 1982 as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature of Ghana. She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and also a Notary Public.
Miss Akuffo, started her legal practice at Ameyi Chambers in 1984 and worked there until she was appointed as Deputy Attorney-General and Deputy Minister for Justice from 2001 to 2005. She later served as Deputy Minister, Greater Accra Region from 2005 to 2006 and subsequently became the first Minister of Aviation from 2006 to 2008.
She became an Assistant National Secretary of the Ghana Bar Association and was a member of the Ghana Bar Association Law Reform Committee and Legal Committee from 1991 to 2001.
She served as the Chairperson of the Ministry of Justice HIV/AIDS Committee from 2001 to 2005. She was a member of the Divestiture Implementation Committee, Ghana Police Council and Ghana Airways Co. Ltd between 2001 and 2005.
She was also the Chairperson of the Greater Accra National Health Insurance Support Committee from 2005 to 2006 and a Fellow at the African Leadership Initiative within that same year. At the Ministry of Aviation, she served as the Chairperson of the HIV/AIDS Committee from 2006 to 2008.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of Enterprise Life Assurance Company Ltd. She was a member at the Ghana Arbitration Centre as well as an Arbitrator at the Ghana Labor Commission.
In 2001, she joined a firm of lawyers and continued with private practice at Blay & Associates where she worked until her appointment as Attorney General and Minister of Justice in January 2017.