When H.E Nana Addo Dankwa listed the names of the proposed names of people he would like to serve as ministers in his parliament, the names went through parliament and the speaker confirmed the names of the ministers and their respective ministries. One name that stood out was that of the minister of health. Do you know the name of minister of health in Ghana? It is none other than Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu. What do you know about Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu?
Here is his profile for those who were curious about this minister. Read on and be on the know.
Kwaku Agyemang-Manu profile
- Born: September 6 1955.
- Age: 63 years
- Origin: Ghanaian
- Occupation: Politician
- Famous for: Minister of Health in Ghana
Ghana Minister of Health biography
Little is known about Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu as he loves putting his private life away from the lime light.. He is the current Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central. This is no surprise. The veteran politician is a Dormaa native having been born in Dormaa Ahenkro which is located in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Kwaku Agyemang-Manu education
Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu is one of the Ghanaian leaders with several achievements. He is an educated chap who graduated from Ghanaian Universities. He is a qualified accountant. His education journey saw him graduate from Ghana’s premier university, University of Ghana, Legon in the year 1989. he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics and has since then continued to use his education credentials to his advantage by getting a number of jobs and also helped him in his political career.
Minister of Health Ghana 2018 career
Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu career is a very political one. It seems that politics is his second profession from the one he attained in the university. This is because he has served in various political posts in the past. He has served in the past government as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, a position that was bestowed upon him by president Kufor. He was also the acting CEO of the National Health Authority in the year 2006. He has also served as a Board member in several Ghanaian institutions including the Ghana Revenue Authority, Bank of Ghana, Small Arms Commission of Ghana and the Divestiture Implementation Committee. His source of wealth can largely be associated with his political career.
Kwaku Agyemang - Manu Cabinet Minister
Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has served as a Cabinet Minister and also a Deputy Cabinet Minister. He was, from 2001 to 2008 under the Kufor administration, the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planing. During the same period, he also served as the Deputy Minister of State in five ministries; Ministry of Roads and Transport ,Trade and Industry, Finance, Communications, and Interior. In 2017, he was again named among the 19 different president Nana Akufo-Addo’s ministers. He is believed to be a close aide to the president and it is believed he also has his say in the different legislation made in the country.
Kwaku Agyemang - Manu personal life
Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu is a married man. He also has been blessed six children.
Deputy Minister of Health Ghana
If you are wondering who is the current Deputy Minister of Health in Ghana, worry not as got you covered. The current Deputy Minister of Health in Ghana is Hon. Tina Gifty Naa Ayeley Mensah. She was born in January 23rd 1964 which means she is now 54 years old. She is a graduate of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where she graduated with a BSC in Public Administration having attained her ‘O’ Levels in Accra Girls Secondary School.
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Functions of Ministry of Health Ghana
The ministry of health under Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu are as follows;
- The ministry is obliged to formulate health policies
- They are responsible for setting the standards of healthcare in Ghana
- They are tasked with providing strategic plans for health delivery services in the country
- They have an oversight function overseeing the delivery of health services by different providers like the Ghana Health Service and the Teaching Hospitals and also the private sector.
- They also develop policies for example the policies for traditional medicine in Ghana.
- They fund health delivery services
- They make sure the health care delivery agencies are well funded
- They look into health legislation and they are free to make proposals and review of the same
- They are responsible for coming up with frameworks for the different functions including food, drugs and also health delivery services.