President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed legal luminary, Sam Okudzeto, former Accra mayor, Stanley Adjiri Blankson, Dr Margaret Amoakohene and eight others to the Council of State.
The eight are Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Juabenhene, Nana Kofi Obiri Egyir II, Mrs Alberta Cudjoe, Alhaji Aminu Amadu, Alhaji Sahanun Moqtar, Mrs. Georgina Kusi, Alhaji SuleYiremiah, Mr. Paa Kofi Ansong. President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, becomes an ex-officio member of the Council in furtherance of Article 89(2)(b).
Meanwhile, the president has in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(ii) and (iii), appointed General J.B. Danquah, a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces, and Nana Owusu Nsiah, a former Inspector General of Police, to the Council.
A statement signed and issued by the acting Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said “Since there is no living former Chief Justice, the President is unable to propose a name for the approval of Parliament, in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(i)” The composition of the Council will be completed with the election of the representatives due to be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017.