Meet The Council Of State For Ghana

Following the release of Montie 3, it was stated that:

“The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has, in consultation with the Council of State and in exercise of his constitutional powers under Article 72 of the Constitution, remitted the remaining prison sentence imposed on three persons: Salifu Maase (alias Mugabe), Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn who were sentenced to 4 months imprisonment and a fine of GHȻ10,000.00 each for contempt of court. The remission is effective 26th August 2016,” 

In response to this, we will like you know which people make up the Council of State.


The current members of the Council of State are:

Mrs. Cecilia Johnson, Presidential Appointee

Mr. Henry Martey Newman, Presidential Appointee

Okogyeman Kwaku Gyamprah, Presidential Appointee

Tutulewura Rashid Sulemana Mahama, Presidential Appointee

Awoamefia of Anlo, Togbe Sri III, Presidential Appointee

Nana Baffuor Osei Asibey II, Debuosehene, Presidential Appointee

Mr. David Adeenze Kanga, Presidential Appointee

Mrs. Ama Benyiwa-Doe, Presidential Appointee

Sir. Dr. Edward Nminyour Gyader, Presidential Appointee

Opanyin Pastor Abraham Kwaku Adusei, Presidential Appointee

Dr. Rabiatu Deinyo Ammah, Presidential Appointee

Mr. George Kofi Dadzie, Representing the Western Region

Dr. Percival Afred Kuranchie, Representing the Central Region

Mr. Emmanuel Adzei Anang, Representing the Greater Accra Region

Torgbui Binah Lawluvi VI, Representing the Volta Region

Nana Kodua Kesse II, Representing the Eastern Region

Vo-Naa Alhaji Baba Muhammed Bawah, Representing the Northern Region

Rt. Rev. Dr. Jacob Kofi Ayeebo, Representing the Upper East Region

Nana Saa Gyamfuaa II, Representing the Brong Ahafo Region

Nana Asiama Poku Afrifa II, Representing the Ashanti Region

Alhaji Seidu Bhat Braimah, Representing the Upper West Region

Wulugunana Naa Professor John S. Nabila, President of the National House Chiefs

Christopher Kobla Dewornu, Former Inspector General of Police

Lt. General Seth Kofi Obeng (Rtd.), Former Chief of Defence Staff


The Council is required to “consider and advise the President or any other authority in respect of any appointment which is required by the constitution or any other law to be made in accordance with the advice of, or in consultation with the Council…”

The council, upon request or on its own initiative is to “consider and make recommendations on any matter being considered or dealt with by the President, a Minister of State, or any other authority established by the Constitution.


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