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General News of Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Akufo-Addo swears in Georgina Wood to Council of State

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has today, June 20, sworn in former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood as a member of the Council of State.

This is in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(i) which mandates a former Chief Justice to be a member of the advisory body.

Mrs Wood joins the other members who were sworn into office on Monday 27 February as she was, at the time, a serving Chief Justice.

The Council of State is enjoined by Article 89 of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution to counsel the President in the performance of his functions.

The other appointees include Juabenhene Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Sam Okudzeto, Nana Kofi Obiri Egyir II, Stanley Adjiri Blankson, Mrs Alberta Cudjoe, Alhaji Aminu Amadu, Dr Margaret Amoakohene, Alhaji Sahanun Moqtar, Mrs Georgina Kusi, Alhaji Sule Yiremiah, and Mr Paa Kofi Ansong.

The rest, in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(ii) and (iii) are 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. The President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, is an ex-officio member of the Council in furtherance of Article 89(2)(b).