Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes

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Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes
Speaker of the
Parliament of Ghana
(3rd of Fourth Republic)
In office
7 January 2005 – 7 January 2009
Preceded by Peter Ala Adjetey
Succeeded by Joyce Bamford-Addo
Personal details
Born (1939-09-04) September 4, 1939 (age 74)
Cape Coast, Ghana
Nationality Ghana Ghanaian
Children 6
Occupation Solicitor / Barrister

Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes (born 4 September 1939) was the Speaker of the Ghanaian parliament between 2005 and 2009.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes was born on 4 September 1939 at Cape Coast,[2] the capital of the Central Region of Ghana. He had his basic education at the Cape Coast Government Boys School from 1945 to 1953. His secondary education was at Adisadel College between 1954 and 1960. He gained admission to the University of Ghana, Legon, in 1961 where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964.[3] He then attended the Ghana School of Law where he graduated with an LLB in 1966.[2]

Career[edit]

Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes was admitted to the Ghana Bar as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana in 1966. He was in private legal practice in Accra and Takoradi in the Western Region from October 1966.[3] He was appointed notary public by the Chief Justice of Ghana in 1974.[2] He rose to the level of Senior Advocate in 1990. Sekyi-Hughes was the President of the Western Region Branch of the Ghana Bar Association from 1977 to 1981. He was also a member of the Judicial Council of Ghana during the same period.[3] Sekyi-Hughes was elected by the chiefs and people of the Western Region to the Council of State of Ghana in 2001.[2] Sekyi-Hughes name has been used by so-called "Advance Fee" scammers, in emails requesting the recipient's help in securing funds being held in "consignment boxes" in various cities.

Family[edit]

Sekyi-Hughes is married with four children.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bamford-Addo is speaker of parliament". MyJoyOnline. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Rt. Hon. Ebenezer Sekyi Hughes". Official website of the Parliament of Ghana. Parliament of Ghana. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Speaker of Parliament:Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes". Ghana Famous People. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Ala Adjetey
Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana
2005 – 2009
Succeeded by
Joyce Bamford-Addo