Ghana’s formal Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has been appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as a member of the Council of State.
This appointment is in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(i) which mandates the President to nominate a former Chief Justice as a member of the advisory body.
The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, on Thursday, 8 June read a communication from the Presidency to that effect.
Mrs Wood would be joining the other members who were sworn into office on Monday 27 February without her since she was at the time a serving Chief Justice.
The Council of State is enjoined by Article 89 of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution to counsel the President in the performance of his functions.
The other appointees include Juabenhene Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Sam Okudzeto, Nana Kofi Obiri Egyir II, Stanley Adjiri Blankson, Mrs Alberta Cudjoe, Alhaji Aminu Amadu, Dr Margaret Amoakohene, Alhaji Sahanun Moqtar, Mrs Georgina Kusi, Alhaji Sule Yiremiah, and Mr Paa Kofi Ansong.
Source: Pulse Ghana