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George Kingsley Acquah

Justice George Kingsley Acquah (4 March 1942 – 25 March 2007) was the twenty-third (23rd ) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana (the eleventh since independence). He was appointed as Chief Justice on 4 July 2003 and was the incumbent until his death. His appointment made it three out of four recent Chief Justices who were former students of Adisadel College; the other two being Philip Edward Archer (1991 and 1995) and Edward Kwame Wiredu (2001 and 2003).

Justice Acquah was born on 4 March 1942 at Sekondi in the Western Region of Ghana. He had his basic education in a number of schools, namely Half Assini Methodist School, Cape Coast Methodist School, Ashanti Bekwai Methodist School, Akim Oda Methodist School, Nkawkaw Methodist School and Dunkwa-on-Offin Anglican School. He attended Adisadel College at Cape Coast, from 1957 to 1963 for his secondary and sixth form (college) education. He was an undergraduate at the University of Ghana, Legon between 1964 and 1967 and obtained a B.A (Hons) degree in Philosophy. In 1970, he obtained the LL.B. (Hons) degree in Law from the same University. He then attended the Ghana Law School where he obtained his Professional Certificate in Law and was called to the Bar in 1972.

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