8 January 2013

Ghana: Profile of Ghana's New Speaker for the Sixth Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho

The three-term Member of Parliament (MP) for Avenor-Ave Constituency and immediate-past MP for Akatsi South Constituency Edward Doe Adjaho is the newly elected Speaker for the Sixth Parliament in the Fourth Republic of Ghana and takes over from Joyce Bamford-Addo.

Mr. Doe Adjaho was sworn in by Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Woode at the first sitting of the new Parliament.

Edward Doe Adjaho is a Ghanaian politician and barrister, born on 1st March 1957. Until his current appointment he was the First Deputy Speaker of the Fifth parliament and been a member of parliament since Ghana returned to democratic rule in 1992.

By virtue of Article 97 of the 1992 Constitution, Edward Korbli Doe Adjaho upon assumption of the office of Speaker of Parliament has to vacate his seat.

Edward Doe Adjaho studied at the University of Ghana where he obtained an LL.B. degree in 1984 before proceeding to the Ghana School of Law where he trained to become a Barrister-at-Law in 1986 and worked at the Attorney-General's department before turning to politics.

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