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Give Council of State more powers- Former Member

A former Council of State member, Nii Amu Darko has supported calls for the council to be given more powers. According to Mr. Darko , the Council could do more than just advising the President on his decisions and programmes. The country’s constitution empowers the Council to advise the President in the discharge of his functions, but does not oblige ...

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Georgina Wood officially joins Council of State

President Akufo-Addo has sworn in the former Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood as a member of the Council of State. This comes about two weeks after the President announced her appointment to the Council through a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye. Speaking at the swearing in, Nana Akufo-Addo said the former Chief Justice has a ...

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Retired Georgina Wood appointed to Council of State

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed former Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood unto the Council of State. This follows her retirement by close of Thursday, June 8, 2017. Her appointment was announced in Parliament on Thursday by the Speaker, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye. President Akufo-Addo had earlier sworn-in 24 members of the Council of State, leaving one last ...

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Council of State backs review of small scale mining laws

The Council of State has backed calls for a total review of Ghana’s small scale mining laws. Chairman of the council, Nana Otuo Serebour, said it is evident that current laws have failed to sanitize the sector. Members of the Council of State commenced a tour of illegal mining areas in the Eastern Region on Friday. The tour will also ...

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Council of State begins tour of galamsey areas today

Members of the Council of State will today [Friday], begin a nationwide tour of areas affected by illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey.  The Council, seeks to assess at first hand the level of the devastation in these areas. The tour will commence from the Eastern Region through to Ashanti and Western. The Council is expected to present a report on the ...

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Council of State blasts CDD, others for ‘criticizing’ Ghc13, 000 salary

The Council of State has expressed its displeasure with a governance think tank, the Center for Democratic Development (CDD), for asking the Council to work hard to justify their GHc 13,000 salaries. According to the Council, such comments were misplaced as most of its previous members had accomplished laurels in public and private sectors and were thus not motivated by monetary ...

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Council of State elects Nana Otuo Siriboe II as Chairman

The newly inaugurated Council of State has elected Omanhene of Asante Juaben, Nana Otuo Siriboe II as its Chairman. He was chosen unanimously at the maiden meeting of the Council after the President swore in members on Monday. A communiqué announcing the decision of the Council indicated that “the newly inaugurated seventh Council of State under the 4th Republic has ...

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‘Tell me when I go wrong’ – Nana Addo to Council of State

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in members of the Council of State with a call on them not to sing his praises, but criticize his decisions fairly. The 10 regional representatives were elected last week, in addition to the 14 appointed members, to advise the President on key national issues. Swearing them in at the Flagstaff House today [Monday], the ...

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Parliament approves 2 other nominees for Council of State position

Parliament has granted its consent to the nomination of two persons to serve on the Council of State. The nominees are a former IGP, Nana Owusu Nsiah and Former Chief of Defence Staff, General JB Danquah. The Constitution requires the President to consult Parliament in the appointment of a former IGP, a former Chief of Defense Staff and a former ...

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Make Council of State decisions binding on President – CLGA

The Centre for Local Governance Advocacy (CLGA), has said that the Council of State’s mandate must be reviewed to make its decisions more binding on the President. Some civil society groups have questioned the relevance of the Council over its apparent insignificant role in the country’s governance structure, following recent developments, and have thus called for it to be scrapped. ...

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