The Council is the governing body of the Association.  The composition of Council is as follows;

  1. The President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Immediate Past President
  4. Secretary
  5. Treasurer
  6. Seven Ordinary Members
  7. Retired Member

Council members are elected for a period of two years as a term and mandate renewable.


There are various committees constituted by Council to help run the affairs of the Association. Some are;

  1. Registration Committee (Accreditation)
  2. Disciplinary Committee
  3. Education, Research and Training Committee
  4. Editorial Committee (Board)
  5. Anniversary Committee

Constitution & Guidelines for Accreditation and Certification of Members

The Association in the year 2006 reviewed its constitution and added guidelines for accrediting and certifying members. Currently a committee is reviewing the constitution.

Code of ethics

There is a code of ethics that guides members.


GLA has had 18 presidents since its inception. The tenure of a President is two years and is subject to renewal for another two years. The 16th President was elected unanimously in December 2006. Each President, starting from the first, has drawn plans for the realization of the objectives of the Association as enshrined in Association’s Constitution. The “outdooring” of this vision is now termed the Presidential Lecture/Address, which is usually done at the British Council Hall in Accra.