Nana Akufo Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (born March 29, 1944) was the Foreign Minister of Ghana from April 2003 to July 2007, when, in accordance with his political party's rules, he resigned, along with seven others, to seek the presidential nomination of his party. He was previously the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice from 2001 to 2003. Akufo-Addo was one of the founding members of the New Patriotic Party - the current ruling party of Ghana - in 1992, and was also the founder and first chairperson of the Ghana Committee on Human and People's Rights. Honorable Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Rebecca (nee Griffiths-Randolph) Akufo-Addo have five children. He is the eldest of the four children of Adeline and Edward Akufo-Addo. His father, Edward Akufo-Addo was the Chief Justice and President of Ghana. Nana was educated at Lancing College, Sussex, England and the University of Ghana, Legon. In 1967, he graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Economics. He trained as a lawyer in England and was called to the English Bar in July 1971 and the Ghanaian Bar in July 1975. He worked as an associate counsel with the Coudert Freres in France between 1971 and 1975. He also worked as a junior partner at the law firm of U.V. Campbell. In 1979, he co-founded the law firm of Akufo-Addo, Prempeh and Company in Accra.