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Joe Ghartey

Joe Ghartey

Joe Ghartey is a Ghanaian lawyer, academic, and politician. He was a former Attorney-General of Ghana.

1961

Early life and education
15 June 1961

Early life and education

Joe Ghartey was born in Takoradi, Ghana.He was raised and went to elementary and senior school in Takoradi. He continued his education by studying law at the University of Ghana, where he received his degree in 1986. Later, in 1988, he completed his studies at the Ghana School of Law to become a barrister at law.

1992

Political career and governance
23 June 1992

Political career and governance

Ghartey joined the New Patriotic Party in 1992, inspired by its values of freedom, democracy, human rights, rule of law, and private sector development. He served as Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Disciplinary Committee.

1994

Legal career and academia
21 June 1994

Legal career and academia

Ghartey completed his National Service as a legal officer for the Komenda Eguafo Abirem District Assembly in Ghana. He later joined the Sekondi law firm and Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co., co-founded by Nana Akufo-Addo. He co-founded Ghartey & Ghartey with his wife, Efua. He currently holds Senior Partner at the reputable law firm.

2005

MP for Essikado-Ketan
08 June 2005

MP for Essikado-Ketan

Joe Ghartey was chosen to represent Essikado-Ketan in Ghana's Western Region as a Member of Parliament (MP).He was former Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of Railways Development, and Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development were among the posts Ghartey held while serving as a member of parliament.

2006

Attorney-General
13 June 2006

Attorney-General

Ghartey was elevated to Attorney-General and Minister of Justice in a Ministerial reshuffle by President Kufuor, becoming the 20th Attorney-General and Minister of Justice in Ghana.

2013

Deputy Speakership
26 June 2013

Deputy Speakership

The NPP minority nominates Hon. Ghartey for Second Deputy Speaker in the 6th Parliament.

2016

Campaign for NPP Presidential candidate
22 June 2016

Campaign for NPP Presidential candidate

Joe Ghartey announced his candidacy as a New Patriotic Party presidential candidate in 2016 and now for the 2024 elections.

2023

06 June 2023

Personal life

Joe Ghartey is married to Efua Ghartey, a lawyer and co-founder of Ghartey & Ghartey. Efua is the Chairperson of the Bible Society of Ghana and the International Board of the United Bible Societies. She is also president of the Greater Accra Ghana Bar Association and a member of the New Patriotic Party.

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