Ghanaian Parliament has granted approval to the nomination of two persons to serve on the Council of State.
The two nominated persons are a former IGP, Nana Owusu Nsiah and Former Chief of Defence Staff, General JB Danquah.
Ghana’s Constitution mandates the President to forward names of nominees to Parliament in the appointment of a former IGP, a former Chief of Defense Staff and a former Chief Justice into the Council.
Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye, said, “After consultations, I was informed that the House has no objection in line with the request made to us to adjust the consultative position, and for that matter, we shall communicate with the President accordingly.”
Elections for the various regional representatives of the Council of State also took place on Friday, in all regional capitals across the country, where 113 candidates contested in the election.
The elected regional representatives are:
Eunice Jacqueline Buah, Western Region
Kwadwo Agyenim Boateng, Brong Ahafo Region
Yakubu S. Nantogmah, Northern Region
Agona Akrofosohene Nana Owusu Achiaw, Ashanti Region
Richard Babini Kanton IV, Upper West Region
Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani, Greater Accra Region
Robert D. Mosore, Upper East Region
Obrempong Appiah Nuamah II, Central Region
Francis Albert Seth Nyonyo, Volta Region
Nana Somuah Mireku- Nyampong, Eastern Region