Remember Ghanaians praising Togbe Afede for his kind act of returning his Gh¢365,000 Ex-Gratia by the Council of State Secretariat?
Yes, let’s get to know more information about this development. Do you know the Council of State is made up of 24 members?
Interestingly, Togbe Afede who returned his share after service from 2017 is an ex-officio member of the Council. Meaning he is serving at the Council of State by appointment due to his status as the President of the National House of Chiefs and also the Paramount Chief of the Asogli Traditional Area, Ho.
In this article, I want to share with you the other 23 members of the Council. But hey, let’s try this. Try calculating 365,000 by 24 let’s see something. That is Gh¢8,760,000.00 of tax payers money for persons whose role is to advice the President and are paid salaries as well as bonuses and allowances.
The Council of State is made up of 10 elected members (official) and 14 appointed members (ex-officio).
1. Greater Accra: Nii Kotie Dzani, Greater Accra Region, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ideal Group of Companies.
2. Ashanti: Nana Owusu Achiaw Brempong, a 63-year-old Chief of Agona Akrofoso and an entrepreneur.
3. Western: Ms. Eunice Jacqueline Buah, a 52-year-old businesswoman of Takoradi.
4. Upper East: Tongo- Rana Kubilson Nalebgtang, Paramount Chief of the To go Traditional Area.
5. Upper West: Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton IV, Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area.
6. Eastern: Nana Somuah Mireku, a 63-year-old accountant.
7. Brong Ahafo: Mr. Kodwo Agyenim-Boateng, a 73-year-old retired public servant.
8. Volta: Mr. Francis Albert Seth Nyonyo, a 50-year-old oil and gas dealer from Anloga.
9. Northern: Bo-Na Professor Yakubu S. Nantogma, a 74-year-old Chief of Bogu, near Savelugu in the Northern Region.
10. Central: Obrempong Appiah Nuama II, Omanhen of the Twifo Mampong Traditional Area.
11. Retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Boateng Danquah, a former Chief of Defense Staff, Ghana Armed Forces.
12. Nana Owusu Nsiah, a former Inspector General of Police.
13. Mr. Sam Okudzeto, a former President of the Ghana Bar Association.
14. Mr. Stan Nii Adjiri Blankson, a former Accra Mayor.
15. Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Juabenhene.
16. Nana Kofi Obiri Egyir II.
17. Alberta Cudjoe
18. Alhaji Aminu Amadu
19. Dr. Margaret Amoakohene of the School of Communications Studies of the University of Ghana, Legon.
20. Alhaji Sahanum Moqtar.
21. Georgina Kusi (Georgina Hotel)
22. Alhaji Sule Yiremiah
23. Paa Kofi A song
24. Togbe Afede, Agbomefia of the Asogli State and President of the National House of Chiefs.