Since Ghana gained independence on March 6, 1957, a number of prominent Ghanaians have gone on to become Speakers of Parliament.
Ghana has had a total of 13 Speakers of Parliament with the last one being Rt Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin who was sworn-in as Speaker on January 7, 2021.
Today, YEN.com.gh brings you all the outstanding Ghanaians who have served and are now serving as Speakers of Parliament.
1. Emmanuel Charles Quist
Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Charles Quist was Ghana's first Speaker of Parliament who served the state from 1951 to 1957. He was born on May 21, 1880.
2. Augustus Molade Akiwumi
Rt. Hon. Augustus Molade Akiwumi was Ghana's second Speaker of Parliament who served from 1958 to 1960. He was born on April 7, 1891.
3. Joseph Aseidu
Rt. Hon. Joseph Aseidu was Speaker of Parliament from 1960 to 1965.
4. Kofi Asante Ofori-Atta
Rt. Hon. Kofi Asante Ofori-Atta served as speaker from June 1965 to February 1966. He was born on December 12, 1912.
5. Nii Amaa Ollennu
Rt. Hon. Nii Amaa Ollennu served his tenure as Speaker of Parliament from October 1969 to December 1971. He was born on May 21, 1906.
6. Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph
Rt. Hon. Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph was Ghana's speaker from September 1979 to December 1981. He was born on September 6, 1914.
7. Daniel Francis Annan
Rt. Hon. Daniel Francis Annan was Ghana's Speaker of Parliament from 1993 to 2001. He was born on November 7, 1928.
8. Peter Ala Adjetey
Rt. Hon. Peter Ala Adjetey served his tenure as Ghana's Speaker of Parliament from 2001 to 2005. He was born on August 11, 1931.
9. Ebenezer Sekyi Hughes
Rt. Hon. Ebenezer Sekyi Hughes was Speaker of Parliament from 2005 to 2009. He was born on September 4, 1939.
10. Joyce Adeline Bamford Addo
Rt. Hon. Joyce Adeline Bamford Addo served as Ghana's only female Speaker of Parliament yet from 2009 to 2013. She was born on March 26, 1937.
11. Doe Adjahoe
Rt. Hon. Doe Adjahoe was Speaker of Parliament from 2013 to 2017. He was born on January 3, 1957.
12. Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye
Rt. Hon. Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye is Ghana's immediate past Speaker of Parliament. He served the august house from January 2017 to January 7, 2021. He was born on April 4, 1944.
13. Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin
Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin is Ghana's current Speaker of Parliament. He was sworn-in into office on January 7, 2021. He was born on September 24, 1957.
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