Peter Ala Adjetey

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The Right Honourable
Peter Ala Adjetey
Speaker of the
Parliament of Ghana
(Fourth Republic)
In office
7 January 2001 – 6 January 2005
Preceded by Daniel Francis Annan
Succeeded by Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes
Personal details
Born (1931-08-11)11 August 1931
Accra, Ghana
Died 15 July 2008(2008-07-15) (aged 76)
Accra, Ghana
Occupation Lawyer

Peter Ala Adjetey (11 August 1931 – 15 July 2008) was the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana from 2001 to 2005.

Early life[edit]

Peter Ala Adjetey was born on 11 August 1931 at Accra, the capital of Ghana. He obtained his basic education at St. Paul's School at La, a suburb of Accra, and at Accra Bishop Boys' School. His secondary education was at Accra Academy. He proceeded to the University College of the Gold Coast (now the University of Ghana), where he obtained the University of London intermediate Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954. He then proceeded to the United Kingdom, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Nottingham in 1958. Adjetey was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in London in 1959. He returned to Ghana in the same year where he was also called to the bar.


From 1959 to 1962, Adjetey worked as a Law Officer with the Attorney General's department. He was a part-time lecturer at the Institute of Adult Education, University of Ghana between 1960 and 1962. He was also a part-time lecturer at the Ghana School of Law between 1964 and 1968. He also served on numerous boards at various times including membership of the Judicial Council of Ghana from 1984 to 1989. He was the President of the Ghana Bar Association between 1985 and 1989.


Adjetey was the Member of Parliament for Kpeshie in the Third Republic of Ghana. He was also the leader of the United National Convention Parliamentary group during the same period. In 1995, he became Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), a position he held until 1998. He was appointed the President of the African Bar Association in 2000.


Adjetey was awarded the national honour of the Order of the Volta in 2008.[1]


Peter Ala Adjetey died on 15 July 2008 after a short illness.[2]


  1. ^ "President Kufuor nominates 241 for National Awards" Archived 2016-12-22 at the Wayback Machine., Joy Online, 21 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Former Speaker Ala Adjetey passes away". Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2008.[dead link]

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Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
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Member of Parliament for Kpeshie
Succeeded by
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Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Francis Annan
Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana
Succeeded by
Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes