Akufo Addo Names 11 Council of State Members

The President of the Republic of Ghana made an appointment to the new eleven Council State according to a statement from the Presidency signed by Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin.


The appointees are Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Juabenhene, Archbishop Justice Ofei Akrofi, Mr. Sam Okudzeto, Mr. Stanley Blankson, Prof. Ato Essuman, Alhaji Aminu Amadu, Dr. Margaret Amoakohene, Mrs. Georgina Kusi, Mrs. Alberta Cudjoe, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton VI, Alhaji Sule Jeremiah.

The appointees are Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Juabenhene, Archbishop Justice Ofei Akrofi, Mr. Sam Okudzeto, Mr. Stanley Blankson, Prof. Ato Essuman, Alhaji Aminu Amadu, Dr. Margaret Amoakohene, Mrs. Georgina Kusi, Mrs. Alberta Cudjoe, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton VI, Alhaji Sule Yiremiah.

Nana Otuo Siriboe II as a member of the re-constituted Council, the immediate past Chairman of the Council who is the Paramount Chief of Juaben Traditional Area, Archbishop Justice Ofei Akrofi, former Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese, Sam Okudzeto, a veteran lawyer and politician, and former Mayor of Accra, Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson.

The Council of State in Ghana is a small body of prominent citizens, analogous to the Council of Elders in the traditional political system, which advises the President on national issues.

“The President, subject to consultation with Parliament, has also appointed, in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(i)(ii) and (iii), Georgina Theodora Wood, a former Chief Justice, Lt. Gen. 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, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, 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, due to be held on 12th February 2021, of the regional representatives, in accordance with Article 89(2)(c).

Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has stated that the legislature was not consulted on the President’s appointment of members of the Council of State.

According to the speaker, the House has also not received any communication, neither verbal nor written, formal or informal, from the Presidency on the appointment “your office got it wrong for not notifying me,” said Bagbin to Akufo Addo.

Below is the statement from the Presidency:

By Theresa Kpordzo

DEPSOCOM Accra

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