Kow Essuman: President’s legal counsel is now Notary Public

Kow Essuman
Kow Essuman

Kow Essuman, the Legal Counsel to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and 52 others were on Friday (18 February, 2022) sworn in as notaries public at the Supreme Court.

A Notary Public is a person authorised by a State to administer oaths, certify documents, attest to authenticity of signatures and perform official acts in commercial matters such as protecting negotiable instruments.

The Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah, administered the oath at the brief ceremony at the Supreme Court in Accra.

Under the Notaries Public Act, 1960 (Act 26) the Chief Justice is empowered to appoint to be a Notary Public, any person whom he considers fit and proper to discharge the duties assigned to that office by law or by practice of commerce. The practice therefore has been, and continues to be that, only a Lawyer of high moral character, and proven integrity, and not less than ten (10) years standing as a lawyer is appointed as a Notary Public.

Mr. Essuman is admitted to practise law in England and Wales, New York (USA) and Ghana and holds LL.B. Law from University of Westminster, LL.M. Law from Cornell Law School and Executive Education Certificates in Oil, Gas and Mining Governance from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and Negotiation and Leadership from Harvard Law School. He is a Conciliator of ICSID (World Bank) and a Global Shaper Alumnus of the World Economic Forum.

Justice Anin Yeboah advised the newly appointed Notaries Public to conduct themselves in a manner worthy of their office since they are officers of the court.

Also present at the event were Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, the Judicial Secretary, Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo and National Secretary of the Ghana Bar Association, Gyau Baffour.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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