Nana Addo Names Dr. Opoku Prempeh As Minister Designate For Education Ministry
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South, has been named Minister designate for the Ministry of Education.
President Akufo-Addo made the announcement when he made public his first list of ministers designate pending parliamentary approval at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, 10th January, 2017.
Announcing Dr. Prempeh, President Nana Addo emphasized the need for every young person in Ghana to access free and quality education.
“Where we are and where we want to get to, is nothing more important than the quality of the educational system that we have… It is the responsibility of the state to make sure that every young person in this country has access to quality secondary education and so we want to make it free,” the President said.
Nana Addo expressed faith in Dr. Matthew Prempeh to deliver on the promises including the Free SHS the New Patriotic Party (NPP) made to the people of Ghana in the educational sector.
He added that, “It is important that we develop the human capital of our country.”
Brief Profile of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Matthew Opoku Prempeh has been a Member of Parliament since 2008. He won the seat again in 2016, making him eligible to be MP for a second term.
Born on May 23,1968, Opoku Prempeh comes from Pakyi No. 2 in the Ashanti Region.
He holds MB CHB (KNUST),MSc (Chemical Epidemiology) Netherlands Institute for HealthScience, MRCS which he obtained in 1994; 1998 and 2002 respectively.
He is a Medical Doctor/Health Worker and was the Executive Chairman, Keyemap Services Limited before he became an MP.
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Senior Minister – Yaw Osafo-Maafo
National Security Minister – Albert Kan Dapaah
Minister of Trade and Industry – Alan Kyeremanten
Minister of Finance – Ken Ofori-Atta
Minister of Agriculture – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
Minister of Energy – Boakye Agyarko
Minister of Defence – Dominic Nitiwul
Minister of Interior – Ambrose Dery
Minister of Foreign Affairs – Shirley Ayorkor Botchway
Attorney General – Gloria Akuffo
Minister of Local Government – Hajia Alima Mahama
Minister of Education – Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Minister of Health – Kwaku Agyemang-Manu