Toronto lawyer, Kweku Ackaah-Boafo, appointed High Court Justice in Ghana

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Respected Greater Toronto Area (GTA)  attorney, Kweku Ackaah-Boafo, was sworn in by Chief Justice Mrs Georgina Wood as a justice of the High Court of Ghana at a ceremony in Accra on April 1. Justice Ackaah-Boafo was appointed to the bench after completing a rigorous examination process including interviews and case analyses.  Prior to joining the Ghanaian bench, he had established a strong track record as a lawyer in Ghana and Canada. In Canada, where his practice over the past decade has mainly been in the areas of criminal law and immigration, Justice Ackaah-Boafo has been involved in high-profile cases including the Jane Creba case in which he assisted Gordon Cudjoe, another prominent Ghanaian lawyer in the GTA. Justice Ackaah-Boafo has also recently been involved in cases resulting from the search of electronic media devices and social media at Canadian border crossings.

Quick Facts

Mr. Ackaah-Boafo was one of nine High Court judges sworn in during the ceremony, held at the Chief Justice’s Court.

Mr. Ackaah-Boafo is accredited as a lawyer by the General Legal Council of Ghana as well as Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario).

Apart from his legal training in Ghana and Canada, Mr. Ackaah-Boafo holds a Master of Laws degree in Human Rights from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Outside his professional life, Justice Ackaah-Boafo has been heavily involved in the All Nations Full Gospel Church in Toronto.


“I have been blessed with an extensive, positive experience as a lawyer in Canada. My appointment to the bench in Ghana gives me a fantastic opportunity to work as part of a team dedicated to ensuring that Ghanaians enjoy a world-class justice delivery system. I give God all the glory for this opportunity and ask that I remain in your prayers.” (Sources: & Daily Graphic)



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