Ghana is divided into ten regions, each with its own minister. Ministers of the 10 regions in Ghana function admirably in managing the resources available. This article offers an understanding of the ministers that are helping us administer the regions in Ghana and their population.
Ten Regions in Ghana and their Ministers
The 10 region names in Ghana are, The Great Accra, Eastern, Central, Western, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Upper West, Upper East, Northern and Volta areas.
1. The Great Accra Region
The Region of Great Accra whose capital city is Accra which is additionally the principal capital of the nation with a steady population of 4,010,054 residence. It is the most densely populated in the regions in Ghana. The region has Ishmael Ashitey as its minister. He graduated with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering an understudy of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology in 1977.
He likewise holds an Executive Master's degree in Governance and Leadership from GIMPA. He was appointed the minister for trade and fisheries. During that time, he also played vast roles in Parliament as a member of various committees. He has been the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party from 2010 to date. With all his attributes he qualifies as one of the great ministers in the list of regions in Ghana and their ministers.
2. Eastern Region
Eric Kwakye Darfour, 59, is the minister of Eastern region that has a population of 2,633,154. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Linguistics from the University of Ghana, Legon, in 1982. From 1982-1985, he was a tutor of French at the Abuakwa State College, and later became Ecovans Ltd Managing Director.
His attributes earned him the position of Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw Constituency on the NPP ticket in 2012. He also served on various committees. In the recent Parliamentary and General Elections, he was re-picked as Member of Parliament on the ticket of the NPP to serve the all-inclusive community of Nkawkaw Constituency.
3. Central Region
The Central Region of Ghana is home to 2,201,863 individuals. The minister in charge of this region is Kwamena Duncan, 50, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. He has been an educator in senior high school for 22 years and at present a senior housemaster at Mfantsipim School. He has also served as the Central Regional Secretary of the NPP (New Patriotic Party) and a member of the party’s national council since 2005.
4. Western Region
This region of Ghana that has a populace of 2,376,021 and is headed by Kwaku Afriyie, from Sefwi Wiawso. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery from the University of Ghana Medical School; a Master of Public Health (MPH) Tulane University, New Orleans; and is a kindred of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
During President Kufuor's administration, he served as an individual from Cabinet Sub-advisory group on Cocoa Affairs (2001-2005); Member of National Development Planning Committee (2001-2004); Member of National AIDS Commission; and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Electricity Company of Ghana.
5. Ashanti Region
Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, 55, is the minister of Ashanti region that has a population of 4,780,380 occupants. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics (Finance and Banking option) and has served in several positions in the Agricultural Development Bank between 1993 and 2000. He represented the Bosumtwe constituency from 2005 till January 2017 as Member of Parliament. He was a member of the ECOWAS parliament and was elected as the 4th Deputy Speaker, serving from 2013 to 2015.
6. Brong Ahafo
Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh is the minister of Brong Ahafo region that is home to 2,310,983 residents, one of the highest in the regions in Ghana and their districts. He is 52 years of age and is a Barrister at Law. Notably, he was the Local NUGS President from 1993 to 1994 while at the University of Ghana. The minister also provided legal counsel at Akyedee Legal Services in Sunyani from 1998 to 2004, and also addressed Sunyani Polytechnic during the same period. He filled in as the leader of the NPP's battle in the Brong Ahafo Region in 2012 and 2016. He is married with three kids.
7. Upper West Region
Alhassan Sulemana is 62 years of age and is the Upper West Region minister, a region with a population of 702,110 residents. He has served as an expert educator at the Bagabaga Teacher Training College in Tamale before acquiring a Bachelor of Education degree in Mathematics at the University of Cape Coast. Additionally, he holds a Master's degree in Education Management and Administration from the University Of Cape Coast.
The minister was a Mathematics guide for a long time before accepting the part of Director of Education at the Wa Municipal Education Office in 2012 – a position he held for a long time until his retirement.
8. Upper East Region
This region is home to a growing population of 1,046,545 and is headed by Rockson Ayine Bukari, 69, from Gambibgo. Bolgatanga. He holds a Teachers Certificate "A" from the Kantom Training College. Notably, the minister held a few showing positions from 1964 to 1997. He then moved to becoming Registrar to various Traditional Councils in the Upper East Region. Mr. Bukari served as the Municipal Chief Executive of the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly from 2001 to 2004. He is a main individual from the NPP.
9. Northern Region
Salifu Sa-eed, 43, is the minister of Northern Region which is the largest in terms of size (70,384 square kilometers). The region has a population of 2,479,461 residents, making it one of the densely populated regions of Ghana. Notably, his age makes him the youngest minister. However, do not get fooled by his age as he has had a lot of achievements. The minister holds a Masters in Development Management from GIMPA and furthermore a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies, Tamale.
He likewise holds a testament in Peace and Conflict Prevention and Management from the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Center (KAIPTC). Under the administration of former President, Kufuor, he served as District Chief Executive of the Nanumba North District Assembly between May 2005 and February 2009. He was also part of the NPP Manifesto Committee on Infrastructure and the 2016 change group on the Communications sub-council. How many regions in Ghana are led by such a young and qualified minister?
10. Volta Region
Archibald Yao Letsa, 59, he is the Minister of this region in Ghana that is home to 2,118,252 residents. He hails from Klefe Achatime in the Ho Central Constituency. The minister is also a therapeutic specialist, with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Ghana Medical School. In 1990, he acquired a Master of Public Health degree from the Department of Public Health Medicine, University of Leeds, UK. Since then, he has been giving back to the community of Ho by providing his skills in hospitals and building his own that can serve the community. From 2014 to date was the Volta Regional First Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party in the Volta Region.
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