Mrs. Rebecca Kabukie Adjalo attended St. Mary’s Convent, OLA Middle School and Holy Child Secondary School in Cape Coast and then entered Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where she studied Town and Country Planning before leaving for the United Kingdom (UK) to study Law at the University of Westminster, Regent Street, where she obtained a Bachelor of Law Honours degree (LLB), Second Class Upper Division. She also obtained the Company Law Prize for that year. She further obtained a Qualifying Certificate in Law (QCL) from the General Legal Council of Ghana and she was subsequently called to the Bar in Ghana in 2001.
She obtained City and Guilds Diploma Certificates in Interior Decorating and Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Diploma Certificates in Personnel Administration, Information Technology, Personnel Executive Secretary, Secretarial Studies, Shorthand and Typing from Harrow Weald College, UK. She as well acquired a Business Law Certificate and a Commonwealth Drafting Law Certificate.
She extensively worked as a Senior Manager in the Interior decorating business in the U.K. and Europe. She also worked with a private law firm in the UK and managed her own Interiors Business in the UK.
Rebecca has since 2003 been working with the Ministry of Justice and Attorney Generals Department, Prosecutions Division in Accra, where she has successfully prosecuted many criminal cases. She also practiced with the Drafting Division of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney Generals Department where she significantly contributed to the drafting of many laws of Ghana. She is currently a full time Prosecutor with the Prosecutions Division and a Specialist in the International Cooperation Unit, where she has prosecuted many extradition cases and worked on numerous mutual legal assistance requests worldwide.
She has attended numerous national and international conferences, in her capacity as a Criminal Lawyer with speciality in Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance, in the UK, Belgium, Senegal, Togo, Kenya Gambia, and Netherlands among others. Key international conferences she attended included, but not limited to, United Nation (UN) Anti-Corruption Working Grouping in 2008 in Vienna, United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime (UNODC) conferences on Fraud, Organised crime, Terrorism, Money Laundering, Human Trafficking, Narcotics, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung sponsored Project of the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights Accountability and Remedy Project ( OHCHR ARP) in Geneva in 2015 and 2016 and the UN Human Rights Council 31 Session in Geneva in March 2016 (as Member of Ghana delegation). In 2007 she was selected to be on the US International Visitors Leadership Program. This is a program administered by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and its Office of International Visitors (Fulbright-Hays Act 1961). She has served on the Entity Tender Boards of some governmental institutions in Ghana.
She is one of seven members of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, having been appointed to that position in 2010, and has since had oversight responsibilities for the Western Region of Ghana. She supervises and monitors the local and national elections for that region. She is a member of the Legal Committee that drafts electoral laws for the Commission, and has been a member of International Fact Finding Mission on elections in numerous countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Korea and Benin. She attended and participated in international election management fora.
Rebecca has a keen interest in rural development and has served as a board member of a rural bank. She has done some work for international organization on gender issues. She has also worked on many collaborative initiatives with Ghana’s international partners on Organised Crime.
She is a member of repute professional legal bodies such as African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA, Ghana) and the Ghana Bar Association.
Her hobbies include hotel management, gardening, decorating, reading, music and mentoring.Rebecca Kabukie Adjalo