Council of State (Ghana)
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The Council of State should include a former Chief Justice of Ghana, a former Chief of the Defence Staff and a former Inspector General of Police and the President of the National House of Chiefs. Each region of Ghana also has an elected representative. The President of Ghana also appoints eleven members. Members stay in office until the term of office of the president ends.
The current membership were sworn in by President Nana Akufo-Addo on 27 February 2017 at the State House in Accra. The vacant position reserved for former Chief Justice of Ghana was filled following the appointment of Georgina Theodora Wood following her retirement.
|Nana Owusu Achiaw||Feb 2017–present||Ashanti Region|
|Kwadwo Agyenim Boateng||Feb 2017–present||Brong Ahafo Region|
|Obrempong Appiah Nuamah II||Feb 2017–present||Central Region|
|Nana Somuah Mireku- Nyampong||Feb 2017–present||Eastern Region|
|Nii Kotei Dzani||Feb 2017–present||Greater Accra Region|
|Bo-Na Professor Yakubu S. Nantogma ||Feb 2017–present||Northern Region|
|Robert D. Mosore||Feb 2017–present||Upper East Region|
|Richard Babini Kanton IV||Feb 2017–present||Upper West Region|
|Francis Albert Seth Nyonyo||Feb 2017–present||Volta Region|
|Eunice Jacqueline Buah||Feb 2017–present||Western Region|
|Nana Otuo Serebour II||Feb 2017–present
(also 2005 - 2009)
|Paramount Chief of Asante-Juaben Traditional Area|
Former Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Elected chairman by the council in 2017
|Sam Okudzeto||Feb 2017–present||former President of the Ghana Bar Association|
|Nana Kofi Obiri Egyir II||Feb 2017–present||Sanaa Lodge|
|Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson||Feb 2017–present||former Mayor of Accra|
|Mrs. Alberta Cudjoe||Feb 2017–present|
|Alhaji Aminu Amadu||Feb 2017–present|
|Margaret Amoakohene||Feb 2017–present||School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, Legon;|
|Alhaji Sahanun Moqtar||Feb 2017–present|
|Mrs. Georgina Kusi||Feb 2017–present|
|Alhaji Sule Yiremiah||Feb 2017–present|
|Paa Kofi Ansong||Feb 2017–present|
|General J.B. Danquah||Feb 2017–present||former Chief of the Defence Staff|
|Nana Owusu Nsiah||Feb 2017–present||former Inspector General of Police|
|Togbe Afede XIV||Feb 2017–present||President, National House Of Chiefs|
|Georgina Theodora Wood||June 2017 – present||former Chief Justice of Ghana|
|Nana Osei Asibey||March 2013 - January 2017||Ashanti Region|
|Nana Asiama Poku Afrifa||2009 - 2013|
|Benjamin Asonaba Dapaah||2005 - 2009||Transport Owner|
|Cecilia Johnson||February 2013 - January 2017||Brong Ahafo Region||former Minister for Local Government and Rural Development|
|J. H. Owusu-Acheampong||2009 - 2013||former Regional Minister , Provisional National Defence Council|
|Michael Kwadwo Adusah||2005 - 2009||Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police|
|Ama Benyiwa Doe||February 2013 - January 2017||Central Region||former Central Regional Minister|
|Ato Essuman||2005 - 2013||Management consultant|
|Abraham Kweku Edusei||February 2013 - January 2017||Eastern Region|
|Osabarima Owusu Gyamadu III||2009 - 2013|
|Fredrick Guggisberg Yaw Ofori-Atta||2005 - 2009||Industrial Relations Practitioner|
|Rabiatu Deinyo Armah||February 2013 - January 2017||Greater Accra Region|
|Emmanuel Adzei Anang||2009 - 2013|
|John Sackah Addo||2005 - 2009||Former Governor of the Bank of Ghana|
|Rashid Sulemana Mahama||February 2013 - January 2017||Northern Region|
|Pkan-Naa Mohammed Baba Bawah||2009 - 2013|
|Naa Sebiyam Nabila||2005 - 2009|
|The Rt Revd Dr Jacob Kofi Ayeebo||February 2009 - January 2017||Upper East Region|
|Jacob Ayeebo||2009 - 2013|
|Francis Asianab Afoko||2005 - 2009||Businessman|
|Guli-Na Seidu Bhat Braimah||February 2009 - January 2017||Upper West Region||Former District Chief Executive for Wa Municipal (Longest Serving DCE). (Chief of Guli Traditional area)|
|Naa Seidu Braimah||2009 - 2013|
|Kuoro Kuri-Buktie Limann IV||2005 - 2009||Paramount Chief of Gwollu Traditional Area|
|Togbui Binah Lawluvi VI||2013 - January 2017||Volta Region||Paramount Chief of Ziope Traditional area|
Lawyer and lecturer at Ho Polytechnic
President of Volta Regional Chapter of Association of Rural Banks
|Bernard Kwasi Glover||2009 - 2013|
|Togbe Kpangbatriku III||2005 - 2009||Paramount Chief of Dodome Traditional Area|
|Okogyeman Kweku Gyamerah||February 2013 - January 2017||Western Region|
|George Kofi Dadzi||2009 - 2013|
|Paul Kwabena Damoah||2005 - 2009||Agriculturist|
|Mrs Victoria Addy||2009 - 2013||John Atta Mills|
|Hajia Hajara Musah Ali||2009 - 2013||John Atta Mills|
|Mrs Cecilia Johnson||2009 – 2013||John Atta Mills||former Minister for Local Government and Rural Development|
|John Henry Martey Newman||February 2013 - January 2017||John Mahama||Chairman |
former Chief of Staff under the late President John Mills
|George Akilagpa Sawyerr||2009 - 2013||John Atta Mills||Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana|
|Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu||2009 - 2013||John Atta Mills||former member of PNDC and Defence Minister|
|Nana Akuoko Sarpong||2009 - 2013||John Atta Mills||former Secretary for Chieftaincy Affairs|
|Otumfuor Baidoo Bonso XV||2009 - 2013||John Atta Mills|
|Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi||2009 - 2013||John Atta Mills|
|Nii Amoo Darku||2009 - 2013||John Atta Mills|
|Asoma Abu Banda||2009 - 2013||John Atta Mills|
|David Kanga||2013 - January 2017|
|Kofi Awoonor||2009 -2013||John Atta Mills||Chairman, former Permanent Representative to the United Nations and retired University lecturer|
|Naa Thomas Tia Sulemana||2005 - 2009||John Kufuor||Zosali-Na|
|Alhaji Alhassan Bin-Salih||2001 - 2009|
|Clement Kubindiwor Tedam||2001 - 2009||former Minister of Local Government, (SMC)|
|Anthony K. Deku||2001 - 2004|
|Kwasi Armah||2005 - 2009||Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and a Barrister-at-Law|
|Samuel Asante-Antwi||2005 - 2009||Immediate-Past Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana|
|Adzei Bekoe||2005 - 2009||Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana|
|Alexander Kwapong||2001 - 2004||John Kufuor||former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana|
|Clement Kubindiwor Tedam||2001 - 2004||John Kufuor||former Minister of Local Government, (SMC)|
|Seth Kofi Obeng||March 2013 - January 2017||former Chief of the Defence Staff||former member of PNDC|
|Lt General Arnold Quainoo||2009-2013||former member of PNDC|
|Major-General Edwin Sam||2005 - 2009|
|Christopher Komla Dewornu||March 2013 - January 2017||former IGP|
|Kwaku Kyei||2005 - 2009|
|Nana Osei Asibey||March 2013 - January 2017||President, National House Of Chiefs|
|John Naa Sebiyam Nabilla||2009-2013||retired academic|
|Odeneho Gyapong Ababio||2005 - 2009||Paramount Chief of Sefwi-Bekwai Traditional Area|
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