As Ghana anticipates the 8th Parliament of the fourth Republic
with its historic current of A hung parliament, the research desk Of
THINKNEWSONLINE brings you a brief history of Of the Institution, its speakers, right from
the first republic to date.
THE SPEAKER: The office of the speaker was first created in Ghana in 1949
when the Governor ceased to be ex-Officio president of the legislative council.
The speaker's ruling cannot be challenged except on a substantive motion. He is
assisted by two deputies. The speaker is elected from within or outside Parliament
at the beginning of the new Parliament and holds office during the life of that
SPEAKERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM 1951-1997
Sir Emmanuel Charles Quist, (1951-1957
Hon. Justice Augustus Molade Akiwumi, 1958-1960
Hon. Richard Joseph Asiedu, 1960-1965
Hon. kofi Asante Ofori-Atta, 1965-1966
Hon. Justice Nii Armah Ollenu, 1969-1971
Hon. Justice Jacob Hackenburg Randolph, (father of First lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo),1979-1981
Hon. Justice Daniel Francis Annan, 1997-2001
Right Hon. Peter Ala Adjetey, 2001-2005
Hon. Begyina sekyi-Hughes, 2005-2009
Justice Joyce Bamford-Addo, 2009-2013
Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, 2013-2016.
Hon. Mike Aaron Ocquaye, 2017 to date
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