Ghana is fast rising as one of the top countries in Africa. The West African country is recognized as having the fastest economy on the continent. This status can be traced back to great governmental policies and having the right people handling the right positions in government.
In 2017, the Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, appointed ministers into his cabinet to help with running the government and achieving his aim of making Ghana a force to be reckoned with. In this article, we shall be looking at the current ministers in Ghana, their portfolios, and their profiles. Join me on this journey as it promises to be educative and interesting.
List of Current Ministers in Ghana
Alan Kyermaten – Minister for trade and industry
Alan Kyermaten was appointed in 2017. Minister Kyermaten has a degree in economics from the University of Ghana. He also has a degree in law from the Ghana School of Law. Minister Kyermaten being a lawyer, an economist, a management consultant is the right man for the job. He also has a good record with international bodies. In the year 1994, Alan Kyermaten was among the 100 leaders listed for the new millennium by Time Magazine. Minister Kyermaten is married to his beautiful wife with two lovely children.
Ken Ofori Atta – Minister of Finance
Ken Ofori Atta was born in the year 1962 in Ghana. He was appointed as the Minister of finance in 2017 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Minister Ken Ofori Atta is in charge of the country’s budget preparation every year. He is also required to produce an estimate of the total amount the government will spend in a fiscal year. Finally, he also determines the distribution of financial resources to different arms of the government.
Dominic Nitiwul – Minister of Defense
Minister Nitiwul’s duty as Minister of Defense is to ensure peace and security in the country is attained. Just as the name of the position describes, protecting the Ghana citizens from both external and internal threats is the top priority of this ministry.
Boakye Agyarko – Minister of Energy
Minister Boakye Agyarko controls the production of energy in Ghana. The Minister is also involved in the formulation of government policies to regulate energy efficiently in Ghana.
Ursula Owusu Ekuful – Minister of Communication
Minister Ursula is in charge of the Ghanaian communication sector. The ministry of communication also standardizes the whole communication sector in Ghana. Departments under this sector include broadcasting, telecommunication, and print media.
John Peter Amewu – Minister of Land Resources
The Minister of land resources focuses on the management of natural land resources. Minister Amewu is also in charge of controlling and supervising the extraction of natural resources in Ghana.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey – Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister Botchwey was called to duty by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to be the face of Ghana to the rest of the world. The Minister of Foreign Affairs represents and serves the interest of Ghanaians in the diaspora.
Prof Gyan Baffour – Minister of Planning
The Ministry of planning is saddled with the responsibility of planning activities that bring development to Ghana. Minister Gyan heads all organizations that are involved in carrying out activities that could be instrumental to the development of Ghana.
Ignatius Baffour Awuah – Minister of Employment and Social Welfare
Minister Ignatius is in charge of creating job opportunities for the unemployed citizens of Ghana. It is also the duty of the Minister of Employment and Social Welfare to develop policies that create a good social welfare system for Ghanaian citizens.
Dr. Owusu Afriye Akoto – Minister of Agriculture
Ensuring there is enough food in the country for both consumption and exportation is the singular responsibility of Minister Owusu. His ministry is also involved with ensuring food security and the introduction of new farming techniques to farmers. These are expected to increase food production rates in the country and also ensure a decline in hunger and poverty levels.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Minister of Education
Minister Opoku oversees all the educational institutes in Ghana. The Minister of Education controls and creates policies that bring about growth to the education sector in Ghana.
Isaac Kwame Asiamah – Minister of Youth and Sports
Minister Asiamah is in charge of sporting activities within the country. This includes but is not restricted to the Ghana Football League and the Ghana National Team (Black Stars). Part of the duties of the minister of youth and sports is to organize sporting events across the country to foster unity among youth.
Naa Afoley Quaye – Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Minister Quaye’s sole responsibility is to improve food quantity and quality through aquaculture in Ghana. The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture creates awareness in the aquaculture business sector while working in tandem with the Ministry of Agriculture. The ministry also focuses on helping people who have an interest in fisheries with the necessary tools and equipment.
Koddi Adda – Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation
Minister Adda is in charge of providing clean water and sanitation services to Ghanaians. He is also required to create policies to protect Ghanaian citizens from harmful and unclean water and the environment.
Hon. Cecilia Dapaah – Minister of Aviation
The Aviation Sector is one of the biggest sectors of the Ghanaian economy. It, therefore, requires one with the ability and capability as the overseer. President Nana AddoDankwaAkufo-Addo appointed Hon. Cecilia to be in charge of the Aviation Sector in 2017. She is in charge of issues such as regulating laws and awarding licenses to aviation schools and businesses.
Joe Ghartey – Minister of Railways
It is the duty of Minister Ghartey to create new routes for railways in the country to positively influence transportation for Ghanaians. He is also required to handle the expansion and maintenance of railway structures in Ghana.
Kwaku Agyeman Manu – Minister of Health
The health sector is under the supervision of Minister Agyemang. The minister’s sole duty is to improve and maintain the healthcare sector. Aside from improving the health care sector, he is also charged with the responsibility of taking care of the social welfare of health workers in Ghana.
Mustapha Adul-Hamid – Minister of Information
The information minister is the “mouthpiece” of the government. Minister Adul-Hamid passes the information of government programs and policies to Ghanaians. It is the responsibility of the minister of Information to explain why the government makes certain policies and why they are beneficial to the people.
Ambrose Dery – Minister of Interior
Gloria Akuffo – Office of Attorney General and Minister of Justice
Dr. AnthonyAkotoOsei – Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation
KwewkuOforiAsiamah – Minister of Transport
Mavis HawaKoomson – Minister of Special Development Initiative
OwurakuAidoo – Deputy Minister
I hope this article has been helpful in providing you with information regarding the Ministers in Ghana for the current dispensation. Have a nice day.
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