President Akufo-Addo has named some eleven individuals to the Council of State for his second term pursuant to Article 89 (2) of the 1992 Constitution.
The Council of State is to, among other things, counsel the President in the performance of his functions.
A statement issued by the Acting Director of Communications at the office of the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, listed the names of the eleven persons.
Nana Otuo Siriboe II has been named as the Chairman of the Council.
Others include former Anglican Archbishop, Justice Ofei Akrofi, private legal practitioner, Samuel Okudzeto, former Accra mayor, Stanley Blankson and Prof. Ato Essuman.
The rest are Alhaji Aminu Amadu, Dr. Margaret Amoakohene, Mrs. Georgina Kusi, and Mrs. Alberta Cudjoe
Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton VI and Alhaji Sule Yiremiah have also been named as members of the Council.
The statement also indicated that in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(i)(ii) and (iii), and subject to consultation with Parliament, Lt. Gen. J.B. Danquah, a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Georgina Theodora Wood, a former Chief Justice, Lt. Gen. J.B. Danquah, a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, and Nana Owusu Nsiah, a former Inspector General of Police, have also been appointed to the Council.
The President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, will be an ex-officio member of the Council, in furtherance of Article 89(2)(b).
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