Attorney General of Ghana

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The Attorney General of Ghana is the chief legal advisor to the Ghanaian government. He or she is also responsible for the Ministry of Justice.

List of ministers[edit]

The current Attorney General is Miss Gloria Akuffo.[1] She was appointed by President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo in 2017.

Number Minister Took office Left office Government Party
1 Geoffrey Bing[2] 7 August 1957 29 August 1961[3] Nkrumah government Convention People's Party
2 George Commey Mills-Odoi 30 September 1961 29 August 1962[3]
3 Bashiru Kwaw-Swanzy[4] 12 June 1965 24 February 1966
24 February 1966 30 September 1966[3] National Liberation Council Military government
4 Victor Owusu 1 October 1966 13 April 1969
5 Nicholas Yaw Boafo Adade 14 April 1969 1970[3] Busia government Progress Party
6 Victor Owusu January 1971 12 January 1972
7 Edward Nathaniel Moore 13 January 1972 8 October 1975 National Redemption Council Military government
8 Dr. Gustav Koranteng-Addow 9 October 1977 31 December 1979 Supreme Military Council Military government
9 Austin N. E. Amissah 1 January 1979 23 September 1979 Armed Forces Revolutionary Council Military government
10 Joe Reindorf 24 September 1979 August 1981 Limann government People's National Party
11 A. L. Djabatey 1 October 1981 31 December 1981
12 G. E. K. Aikins 25 June 1982 1988 Provisional National Defence Council Military government
13 A. O. Tanoh 14 December 1988 1 April 1993
14 Anthony Forson 1 March 1993 30 October 1993 Rawlings government National Democratic Congress
15 Obed Asamoah (Acting AG) November 1993 May 1997
16 Obed Asamoah May 1997 6 January 2001
17 Nana Akufo-Addo 1 February 2001[5] 24 April 2003 Kufuor government New Patriotic Party
18 Papa Owusu-Ankomah 1 April 2003[6] 2005
19 J. Ayikoi Otoo 1 February 2005[7] 2006
20 Joe Ghartey 16 June 2006 7 January 2009 [8]
21 Betty Mould-Iddrisu [1st female] 2009 2011 Mills government National Democratic Congress
22 Martin Amidu 4 January 2011[9] 2012
23 Benjamin Kunbuor 25 January 2012[10] 24 October 2012
24 October 2012 7 January 2013 Mahama government
24 Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong February 2013[11] 7 January 2016
25 Gloria Akuffo February 2017[1] incumbent Akuffo Addo government New Patriotic Party

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adogla-Bessa, Delali (2017-01-10). "Gloria Akuffo nominated as Attorney General". Ghana News. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  2. ^ Newman, Kate. "Geoffrey Henry Cecil Bing (1909 - 1977): Lawyer And Politician". Dictionary of Ulster Biography. Ulster History Circle. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "PAST MINISTERS". Official website of the government of Ghana. Government of Ghana. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Kwaw-Zwanzy Passes Away". GhanaWeb.com. GhanaWeb. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Eleven Ministers Sworn-in". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Government names new Cabinet". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Twenty-nine Ministers sworn into office". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Kufuor restructures ministerial team". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: Zita dropped, Betty for education". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Full Text Of Reshuffle By President Mills". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Kunbuor, others approved by Parliament". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 13 February 2013.

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