Sworn in as notaries public are COP Kofi Boakye (retired), Gabby, and 90 others.

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Kofi Boakye, a retired commissioner of police, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, and 90 other people have taken the oath of office as Supreme Court of Ghana Notaries Public.

In simple cases typically involving estates, deeds, powers of attorney, and foreign and international business, a notary public is a public official designated by law to assist the public.

And that person is typically a trustworthy official chosen by the state to act as an impartial witness when a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts relating to the signing of significant papers are carried out.

Along with the other candidates, retired police commissioner and attorney Kofi Boakye was sworn in as a notary public on Monday.

Only an attorney with a strong moral code, a track record of integrity, and 10 years of bar experience may be appointed as a Notary Public under Act 26 of the Notaries Public Act of 1960.

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) and the General Legal Council (GLC) have duly cleared the 92 lawyers with more than 10 years of bar experience of any ethical violations, making them qualified to carry out notarial duties.

Managing partners at Africa Legal Associates (ALA), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko and Nana Adjoa Hackman, are two of them.

Other participants include Ralph Poku-Adusei, managing partner at Trent Legal Amansie Chambers, and Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, executive director of the National Identification Authority (NIA).

The newly appointed notaries public were tasked by Chief Justice Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah with using their position to carry out their duties diligently and carefully in accordance with the Notaries Act.

He further pleaded with them to use their years of legal experience to carry out their obligations as notaries public faithfully and in accordance with the law. COP Kofi Boakye

Before the Chief Justice administered the oath, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, made a brief speech in which he noted that because a Notary Public’s duties are clearly outlined by law, they play a crucial role in the delivery of justice.

A notary public, according to the A-G, is an officer of the law whose public office and duty it is to draw, attest, or certify under his or her official seal, deeds and other documents, including wills or other testamentary documents, conveyances of real and personal property, powers of attorney, licenses, contracts, loan documents, and trusts. COP Kofi Boakye

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