Hon. Godfred Yeboah Dame

Attorney-General of the Republic of Ghana

Hon. Godfred Yeboah Dame graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) in 2001 at the University of Ghana and further proceeded to the Ghana School of Law from where he obtained his professional law qualification in 2003. Godfred Yeboah Dame was called to the Bar in October 2003, and started his professional legal practice with the firm of Messrs. Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co., a law firm in Ghana, specializing in various aspects of civil litigation.

In 2006, in recognition of his contribution towards the defense of media and human rights, rule of law, and civil liberties generally in Ghana, Mr. Dame was awarded the Open Society Initiative Fellowship, and selected to pursue the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. From 2011 to 2016, Godfred Dame was part of the teaching faculty for Company Law and Practice at the Ghana School of Law. In January 2017, he was appointed as a teacher in Advocacy and Legal Ethics at the Ghana School of Law, a commitment he was unable to fulfil as a result of his appointment as Deputy Attorney-General and Minister for Justice in President Akufo-Addo’s first term administration.

He served on the Legal Service Board, the Ministerial Advisory Board of the Ministry of Justice, the Board of the University of Ghana Medical Centre and the Board of the Public Procurement Authority.

On January 21, 2021, he was nominated by President Akufo-Addo as the Attorney General and Minister for Justice and sworn into office on 5th March 2021, after securing the prior approval of Parliament. Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame is currently the 25th Attorney-General and Minister for Justice that Ghana has had.