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Council Members

Principally two main bodies conduct the Affairs of the Academy: The Council, which is the governing body, and the General meeting of Fellows. The Council comprises the Principal Officers of the Academy namely; the President, two Vice Presidents who are respectively the Chairpersons of the Science and Arts Sections, the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer together with six other persons elected by the General Meeting of Fellows from among the Fellows of the Academy. The Council meets at least twice a year.

2021 Council
Emeritus Prof. Samuel Sefah-Dedeh
Emeritus Prof. Samuel Sefa-Dedeh

Emeritus Prof. Sefa-Dedeh is mandated to steer the affairs of the Academy for a  two-year period from January 2021 to December 2022. He replaces Justice Prof. Henrietta J.A.N. Mensa-Bonsu, Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana whose two-year tenure of office ends in December 2020. The new executive will formally take office in January 2021.

Fellows Birthdays
Prof. Kofi Opoku Nti
Vice President -Arts

Prof. Kofi Opoku Nti, Game Theorist, Independent Consultant and former Dean of the University of Ghana Business School, Legon, as Vice President of the Arts Section;

Fellows Birthdays
Emerita Prof. Isabella Akyinba Isabella Quakyi
Vice President -Sciences

Emerita Prof. Isabella Akyinbah Quakyi, Professor of Immunology and Parasitology and Foundation Dean of the School of Public Health (SPH), College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana (UG); 2014 Laureate of the prestigious African Union Kwame Nkrumah Award for Women in Science; Secretary-General, Network of African Science Academies (NASAC); and Member, Board of Ghana Nuclear Regulatory Authority, as Vice President of the Sciences Section;

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Prof. Lade Wosornu

Prof. Lade Wosornu, Professor of Surgery (retired) and founding Fellow of the Ghana College of Surgeons; Member, Ghana Medical Association and West African College of Surgeons; Poet, Philanthropist, Essayist and Columnist for The Ghanaian Times, as Honorary Treasurer;

Prof Helen Atawube Yitah
Honorary Secretary

Prof. Helen Atawube Yitah, Professor of English; Dean, the School of Languages, University of Ghana; former Head, Department of English, University of Ghana; founding Director, University of Ghana – Carnegie Writing Centre; Fellow, Columbia University Center for the Study of Social Difference and Chair, Publications Committee, GAAS, as the Honorary Secretary.

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Emerita Prof. Takyiwaa Manuh

Emerita Prof. Takyiwaa Manuh, Vice Chairperson, National Development Planning Commission (NDPC); Former Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana; Former Director at the Social Development Policy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia; Member, Council on Foreign Relations, Ghana (2020); and Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Feminist Africa. (2020)

Fellows Birthdays
Dr. Eugenia Date-Bah

Dr. Eugenia Date-Bah is a former Director of the ILO’s global Crisis Response Programme, Geneva. She is currently a consultant and researcher in social development issues.

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Prof Rev Johnson Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu

Rev. Prof. Johnson Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu PhD, ordained minister of the Methodist Church Ghana; Baëta – Grau Professor of Contemporary African Christianity and Pentecostal/Charismatic Theology at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Accra, Ghana; and President, Trinity
Theological Seminary, Legon

Prof. Alfred-Oteng-Yeboah
Prof. Alfred-Oteng-Yeboah

Prof. Alfred Apau Oteng – Yeboah, retired Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Biology, School of Biological Sciences, the University of Ghana; founding bureau member and former Vice-Chair of Intergovernmental science-policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), representing Africa; joint winner of the 2014 international prestigious Midori Prize for Biodiversity and Former Deputy Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-Ghana)

Prof. Arthur Commey Sackeyfio
Prof. Arthur Commey Sackeyfio

Professor Arthur Commey Sackeyfio, Founding Dean of the University of Ghana School of Pharmacy

Prof. Henrietta J. A. N. Mensa-Bonsu [2019 - 2020]
Prof. Henrietta J. A. N. Mensa-Bonsu
2019 - 2020

Justice Prof. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana and immediate past president of the Academy.