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|
|Ashanti Region||Nana Osei Asibey||March 2013 - January 2017|
|Nana Asiama Poku Afrifa||2009 - 2013|
|Benjamin Asonaba Dapaah||2001 - 2009||Transport Owner|
|Brong Ahafo Region||Cecilia Johnson||February 2013 - January 2017||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|
|Central Region||Ama Benyiwa Doe||February 2013 - January 2017||former Central Regional Minister|
|Ato Essuman||2005 - 2013||Management consultant|
|Eastern Region||Abraham Kweku Edusei||February 2013 - January 2017|
|Osabarima Owusu Gyamadu III||2009 - 2013|
|Fredrick Guggisberg Yaw Ofori-Atta||2005 - 2009||Industrial Relations Practitioner|
|Greater Accra Region||Rabiatu Deinyo Armah||February 2013 - January 2017|
|Emmanuel Adzei Anang||2009 - 2013|
|John Sackah Addo||2005 - 2009||Former Governor of the Bank of Ghana|
|Northern Region||Rashid Sulemana Mahama||February 2013 - January 2017|
|Pkan-Naa Mohammed Baba Bawah||2009 - 2013|
|Naa Sebiyam Nabila||2005 - 2009|
|Upper East Region||The Rt Revd Dr Jacob Kofi Ayeebo||February 2009 - January 2017|
|Jacob Ayeebo||2009 - 2013|
|Francis Asianab Afoko||2005 - 2009||Businessman|
|Upper West Region||Guli-Na Seidu Bhat Braimah||February 2009 - January 2017||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|
|Volta Region||Togbui Binah Lawluvi VI||2013 - January 2017||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|
|Western Region||Okogyeman Kweku Gyamerah||February 2013 - January 2017|
|George Kofi Dadzi||2009 - 2013|
|Paul Kwabena Damoah||2005 - 2009||Agriculturist|
|John Kufuor||Naa Thomas Tia Sulemana||2005 - 2009||Zosali-Na|
|Nana Ogyeabuor Akompi Finam II||2001 - 2004|
|Naa Abayifa Karbo II||2001-2004|
|Kofi Amanor Ansah||2001-2004|
|Nana Prah Agyensaim||2001-2004|
|Nana Otuo Siribour II||2005-2009||Paramount Chief of Asante-Juaben Traditional Area and former lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology|
|Fred Ofori-Atta Asante||2001-2004|
|Albert Adu-Boahen||2001-2004||Retired University of Ghana lecturer|
|Alhaji Alhassan Bin-Salih||2001 - 2009|
|Clement Kubindiwor Tedam||2001 - 2009||former Minister of Local Government, (SMC) and Educationist|
|Anthony K. Deku||2001 - 2009||Former Commissioner of Police (CID)|
|Kwesi Armah||2001 - 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||2001 - 2009||Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana|
|Alexander Kwapong||2001 - 2004||former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana|
|Ama Busia||2001 - 2009||a former Principal Domestic Bursar, University of Ghana|
|Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie||2005-2009||Past President of the Ghana Journalists Association and a member of the Media Commission|
|Cecilia Bannerman||2005-2009||Former Minister of Mines|
|John Atta Mills||Mrs Victoria Addy||2009 - 2013|
|Hajia Hajara Musah Ali||2009 - 2013|
|Mrs Cecilia Johnson||2009 – 2013||former Minister for Local Government and Rural Development|
|George Akilagpa Sawyerr||2009 - 2013||Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana|
|Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu||2009 - 2013||former member of PNDC and Defence Minister|
|Nana Akuoko Sarpong||2009 - 2013||former Secretary for Chieftaincy Affairs|
|Otumfuor Baidoo Bonso XV||2009 - 2013|
|Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi||2009 - 2013|
|Nii Amoo Darku||2009 - 2013|
|Asoma Abu Banda||2009 - 2013|
|Kofi Awoonor||2009 -2013||Chairman, former Permanent Representative to the United Nations and retired University lecturer|
|John Mahama||John Henry Martey Newman||February 2013 - January 2017||Chairman |
former Chief of Staff under the late President John Mills
|David Kanga||2013 - January 2017|
|Patrick Enyonam Agbogba (Togbui Sri)||2013 - 2017|
|former Chief of the Defence Staff||Seth Kofi Obeng||March 2013 - January 2017|
|Lt General Arnold Quainoo||2009-2013||former member of PNDC|
|Major-General Edwin Sam||2001 - 2009|
|former IGP||Christopher Komla Dewornu||March 2013 - January 2017|
|Kwaku Kyei||2005 - 2009|
|President, National House Of Chiefs||Nana Osei Asibey||March 2013 - January 2017|
|John Naa Sebiyam Nabilla||2009-2013||retired academic|
|Nana Otuo Siriboe Odeneho Gyapong Ababio II||2001 - 2009||Omanhene of Sefwi-Bekwai Traditional Area|
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