Personality Profiles

Personality Profile on Jake Obetsebi Lamptey

Jake Obetsebi Lamptey was born in Accra, Ghana, the second son of Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey (a prominent lawyer and politician) and his Dutch wife Margaretha on the 4th of February 1946. Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey had his primary education in Accra, before travelling to England to further his education.   EARLY LIFE In 1966, he began work as a radio and TV scriptwriter, commentator ...

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Profile on George Kingsley Acquah

Justice George Kingsley Acquah  was the twenty-third (23rd ) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana (the eleventh since independence). He was appointed as Chief Justice on 4 July 2003 and was the incumbent until his death. His appointment made it three out of four recent Chief Justices who were former students of Adisadel College; the other two being Philip ...

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Profile on Samuel Azu Crabbe

Samuel Azu Crabbe was a barrister, solicitor and jurist. He was the fifth Chief Justice of Ghana since it became an independent nation. He has also been a president of the National Olympic Committee of Ghana.   EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Samuel Azu Crabbe was born at James Town, a suburb of Accra, the capital of Ghana. He completed his secondary education ...

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Profile on Kow Nkensen Arkaah

Ekow Nkensen Arkaah was born on July 14, 1927  and lived till April 25, 2001. He was a Ghanaian politician who was Vice President of Ghana from 1993 to 1997. He was also a chief of Senya Breku.   EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Ekow Arkaah was born on July 14, 1927 at Senya Breku in the Central Region of the ...

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Profile on Edward Kwame Wiredu

Edward Kwame Wiredu (c. 1936 – 31 January 2008) was the Chief Justice of Ghana between 2001 and 2003. He was the tenth since Ghana became an independent nation. He is noted for introducing the Fast Track High Courts in Ghana as well as Alternate Dispute Resolution and the Judicial Institute.   EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Edward Wiredu was educated at ...

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Profile on Dr. Hilla Limann

Hilla Limann was born on the 12th December 1934. He was the President of Ghana from 24 September 1979 to 31 December 1981. Eventually he became a diplomat, and served in Switzerland. Limann, whose original last name was Babini, was born in the northern Ghanaian town of Gwolu in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region to a poor ...

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Profile on Joseph W.S. de Graft-Johnson

Dr. Joseph William Swain de Graft-Johnson born on the 6th of October 1933 in Cape coast, the capital of Central Region of Ghana. He was a Ghanaian engineer, academic and politician. He was Vice President of Ghana from 1979 to 1981. He was married to Lily Anna de Graft–Johnson (née Sekyi) CAREER He attended MfantsipimSchool between 1941 and 1946, then Achimota School ...

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Profile on Isaac Kobina Abban

Isaac Kobina Donkor Abban (born 1933, and died April 21, 2001 in Accra ) was Chief Justice of Ghana (chief magistrate ) between 1995 and 2001. Justice Abban was the 17th Chief Justice of the Seychelles and the third one after independence. He was born in Gold Coast now Ghana. Kobina, one of his given names, denotes that he is from the ...

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Profile on Jonathan Frimpong Ansah

Dr Jonathan Frimpong-Ansah was born on Wednesday, 22 October 1930, at Asante Mampong in the Ashanti Region. He was the second son amongst six born to Hammond Owusu-Ansah and Elizabeth Achiaa. He was married in 1954 to Selina nee Yeboah and had three sons and one daughter.   EDUCATION AND CAREER He was educated at the local Presbyterian school and ...

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Profile on Annie Ruth Jiagge

Annie ruth Jiagge was born on the 7 October 1918 and was a Ghanaian lawyer, judge and women’s rights activist. She was a principal drafter of the Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and a co-founder of the organisation that became Women’s World Banking.     EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Annie Ruth Baeta was born in Lomé, French ...

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