Composition of The Council Of State

Composition of The Council Of State

Pursuant to Article 89(2)(d) of the Constitution, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed the following eleven persons to the Council of State:

  1. Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Juabenhene
  2. Mr. Sam Okudzeto
  3. Nana Kofi Obiri Egyir II
  4. Mr. Stanley Adjiri Blankson
  5. Mrs. Alberta Cudjoe
  6. Alhaji Aminu Amadu
  7. Dr. Margaret Amoakohene
  8. Alhaji Sahanun Moqtar
  9. Mrs. Georgina Kusi
  10. Alhaji Sule Yiremiah
  11. Mr. Paa Kofi Ansong

The President has, subject to the approval of Parliament, also appointed, in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(ii) and (iii), General J.B. Danquah, a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces, and Nana Owusu Nsiah, a former Inspector General of Police, to the Council. Since there is no living former Chief Justice, the President is unable to propose a name for the approval of Parliament, in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(i). The President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, is ex-officio a member of the Council in furtherance of Article 89(2)(b).

The composition of the Council will be complete with the election of the representatives, due to be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Eugene Arhin
Ag. Director of Communications