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This is a list of the ministers who have served in John Kufuor's New Patriotic Party government during the Fourth Republic of Ghana. This started on January 7, 2001, the first changeover between civilian governments in Ghana through the ballot box. John Kufuor won the 2004 elections and is serving his second term of office ending January 2009.

List of ministers of state (2001–2005)[edit]

Portfolio Minister Time frame Notes
President John Kufuor Jan 2001 - Jan 2005
Vice President Aliu Mahama Jan 2001 - Jan 2005
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Kumbour
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
[1] 2001 – Apr 2003
[2] Apr 2003 – 2007
Minister for Interior Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu
Hackman Owusu-Agyeman
[1] 2001 – 2002[3]
[2] 2003 – 2005
Resigned following Yendi conflict
Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Yaw Osafo-Maafo [1] 2001 – 2005
Minister for Defence Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor [1] 2001 – 2007
Attorney General and Minister for Justice Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Papa Owusu Ankomah
[1] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Education later
Minister for Education, Youth and Sports
Prof. Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi
Kwadwo Baah Wiredu
[4] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Health Richard Winfred Anane
Dr. Kwaku Afriyie
[4] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Food and Agriculture Major Courage Quashigah [1] 2001 – 2005
Minister for Fisheries Ishmael Ashitey [5] 2001 – 2005
Minister for Trade and Industry Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku
Alan Kyeremanteng
[1] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2007
Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu
Kwadwo Adjei Darko
[1] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Manpower Development and Employment Cecilia Ladze Bannermann
Yaw Barimah
[5] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Energy Albert Kan Dapaah
Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom (CPP)
[4] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Mines Cecilia Ladze Bannermann [2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Lands, Mines and Forestry Dr. Kwaku Afriyie
Prof. Dominic Fobih
[4] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – present
Minister for Works and Housing Kwamena Bartels
Alhaji Mustapha Idris Ali
[4] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Women and Children's Affairs Mrs. Gladys Asmah [1] 2001 – 2005
Minister for Tourism later
Minister for Tourism and Modernisation of the Capital City
Hawa Yakubu
Jake Obetsebi Lamptey
[4] 2001 – May 2002[6]
[2] 2003 – 2007
Minister for Environment, Science and Technology later
Minister for Science and Environment
Prof. Dominic Kwaku Fobih
Prof. Mike Oquaye
Prof. Kasim Kasanga
[1] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Public Sector Reform and National Institutional Renewal Programme Joseph Henry Mensah [2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Presidential Affairs Jake Obetsebi Lamptey [4] 2001 – 2003
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Felix Owusu-Adjapong [2] 2003 – 2007
Minister and Leader of Government Business Joseph Henry Mensah [1] 2001 – 2003
Minister for Roads, Highways later
Minister for Roads, Highways and Transport
Kwadwo Adjei-Darko
Richard Winfred Anane
[4] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2006[7]
Minister for Ports, Harbours and Railways Prof.Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi [2] 2003 – present
Minister for Regional Co-Operation and NEPAD Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom (CPP)
Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku
? – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2006[8]
Minister for Transport and Communications Felix Owusu-Adjapong [5] 2001 – 2003
Minister for Communications and Technology Albert Kan Dapaah [2] 2003 – 2006
Minister for Private Sector Development Charles Omar Nyannor
Kwamena Bartels
[4] 2001 – 2003
[2] 2003 – ?
Minister for Information Jake Obetsebi Lamptey
Nana Akomea
? – 2003
[2] 2003 – 2005
Minister for Youth and Sports Alhaji Mallam Issah[9] 2001
Minister of State (media relations) Elizabeth Ohene [4] 2001 – ?
Minister of State for primary, secondary and girl-child education Christine Churcher [5] 2001 – 2005
Regional Ministers
Ashanti Region Sampson Kwaku Boafo
Brong Ahafo Region Ernest Debrah
Central Region Isaac Edumadze
Eastern Region Dr. S.K. Osafo Mensah
Greater Accra Region Sheikh I.C. Quaye
Northern Region Prince Imoru Andani
Ben Salifu
2001 – 2002[3]
20021 – ?
Resigned following Yendi conflict
Upper East Region Mohamed Salifu
Upper West Region Mogtari Sahanun
Volta Region Kwasi Owusu-Yeboah
Western Region Joseph Boahen Aidoo
  • NB. There was a cabinet reshuffle on April 1, 2003.[2]

List of ministers of state (2005–2009)[edit]

Portfolio Minister Time frame Notes
President John Kufuor January 2001 – January 2009
Vice President Aliu Mahama January 2001 – January 2009
Minister for Foreign Affairs later
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD[8]
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Akwasi Osei-Agyei
[10] Apr 2003 – Jul 2007
[11] Jul 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Interior Papa Owusu Ankomah
Albert Kan Dapaah
Kwamena Bartels
Kwame Addo-Kufuor
[10] 2005 – 2006
[8] 2006 – 2007
[12] 2007 – 2008
[13] 2008 – January 2009
Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Kwadwo Baah Wiredu
Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei
[10] 2005 – 2007
[11] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Defence Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor[10]
Albert Kan Dapaah
2001 – 2007
2007 – January 2009
Minister for National Security[8] Francis Poku [8] 2006 – January 2009 New portfolio
Attorney General and Minister for Justice J. Ayikoi Otoo
Joe Ghartey
Ambrose Dery
[10] 2005 – 2006
[8] 2006 – 2007
[12] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Health Major Courage Quashigah (rtd) [10] 2005 – January 2009
Minister for Education and Sports later Minister for Education, Science and Sports[8] Yaw Osafo-Maafo
Papa Owusu Ankomah
Dominic Fobi
[10] 2005 – 2006
[8] 2006 – 2007
[12] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Food and Agriculture Ernest Akubuor Debrah [10] 2005 – January 2009
Minister for Fisheries Gladys Asmah [10] 2005 – January 2009
Minister for Trade and Industry (later)
Minister for Trade and Industry, Private Sector Development and President's Special Initiative[8]
Alan Kyeremanteng
Joe Baidoo Ansah
Papa Owusu Ankomah
[10] 2003 – 2007
[11] 2007 – 2008
[13] 2008 – January 2009
Minister for Private Sector Development & President's Special Initiative Kwamena Bartels [10] 2005 – 2006 Ministry merged with Trade and Industry
Minister for Local Government and Rural Development later Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Environment[8] Charles Bimpong Bintim
Stephen Asamoah-Boateng
Kwadwo Adjei-Darko
[10] 2005 – 2006
[8] 2006 – 2007
[12] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Information later
Minister for Information and National Orientation[8]
Daniel Kwaku Botwe
Kwamena Bartels
Oboshie Sai-Cofie
[10] 2005 – 2006
[8] 2006 – 2007
[11] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Tourism and Modernisation of the Capital City later
Minister for Tourism and Diasporean Relations[8]
Jake Obetsebi Lamptey
Stephen Asamoah-Boateng
[10] 2003 – 2007
[12] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Works and Housing later Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing Hackman Owusu-Agyeman
Boniface Abubakar Saddique
[10] 2005 – 2007
[12] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Public Sector Reform Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom (CPP)
Samuel Owusu-Agyei
[8] 2005 – 2007[14]
[11] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Communication Albert Kan Dapaah
Prof. Mike Oquaye
Dr. Ben Aggrey Ntim
[10] 2005 – 2006
[8] 2006 – 2007
[11] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Roads and Highways Richard Winfred Anane
vacant
Godfred T. Bonyon
[15] 2005 – 2006[7]
2006 – 2007
[12] 2007 – January 2009
Resigned after adverse findings against him by the CHRAJ.
Minister for Ports, Harbours and Railways Prof.Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi[10] 2001 – January 2009
Minister for Aviation[8] Gloria Akuffo [8] 2006 – January 2009 Newly created ministry
Minister for Energy Prof. Mike Oquaye
Joseph Kofi Adda
Felix Owusu-Adjapong
[10] 2005 – 2006
[8] 2006 – 2008
[13] 2008 – January 2009
Minister for Lands, Forestry and Mines Prof. Dominic Fobih
Esther Obeng Dapaah
[10] 2003 – 2007
[12] 2007 – January 2009
Minister for Environment and Science Christine Churcher [15] 2005 – 2006[8]
Minister for Regional Co-Operation and NEPAD Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku [2] 2003 – 2006[8]
Minister for Women and Children's Affairs Hajia Alima Mahama [10] 2005 – January 2009
Minister for Manpower Development and Employment now
Ministry for Manpower, Youth and Employment
Joseph Kofi Adda
Boniface Abubakar Saddique
Nana Akomea
[10] 2005 – 2006
[8] 2006 – 2007
[11] 2007 – January 2009
Minister of State for Culture and Chieftaincy[16] Sampson Kwaku Boafo [16] 2006 – January 2009 New portfolio
Minister for Presidential Affairs Kwadwo Mpiani[16] 2005 – January 2009
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Felix Owusu-Adjapong
Abraham Ossei Aidooh[10]
2001 – 2007
[12] 2007 – January 2009
Senior Minister Joseph Henry Mensah [10] 2005 – 2006[16]
Regional Ministers
Ashanti Region Sampson Kwaku Boafo
Emmanuel A. Owusu-Ansah
[10] 2005 – 2006
[16] 2006 – January 2009
Brong Ahafo Region Nana Kwadwo Seinti
Ignatius Baffour Awuah
[10] 2005 – 2006
[16] 2006 – January 2009
Central Region Isaac E. Edumadze
Nana Ato Arthur
[15] 2005 – 2006
[16] 2006 – January 2009
Eastern Region Yaw Barimah
Kwadwo Afram Asiedu
[10] 2005 – 2007
[11] 2007 – January 2009
Greater Accra Region Shiekh Ibrahim Cudjoe Quaye [15] 2005 – January 2009
Northern Region Boniface Abubakar Saddique
Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris
[10] 2005 – 2006
[16] 2006 – January 2009
Upper East Region Boniface Agambila
Alhassan Samari
[10] 2005 – 2007
[11] 2007 – January 2009
Upper West Region Ambrose Dery
George Hikah Benson
[10] 2005 – 2007
[11] 2007 – January 2009
Volta Region Kofi Dzamesi [10] 2005 – January 2009
Western Region Joseph Boahen Aidoo
Evans A. Amoah
[10] 2005 – 2006
[16] 2006 – January 2009

There was a cabinet reshuffle on 28 April 2006.[8]
There was a second cabinet reshuffle to release ministers with presidential ambitions in July 2007.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Government names new Cabinet". General News of Tuesday, 1 April 2003 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Two Ministers Resign Over Yendi Conflict.". General News of Friday, 29 March 2002 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "President Kufuor swears 10 more ministers". General News of Thursday, 8 February 2001 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-04. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Kufuor swears in four more ministers". General News of Saturday, 10 February 2001 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Hawa Yakubu resigns?". Ghana Review International. Retrieved 2007-05-03. 
  7. ^ a b "President accepts Anane's resignation". General News of Wednesday, 4 October 2006 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Kufuor restructures ministerial team". General News of Friday, 28 April 2006 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  9. ^ "Mallam Issa in transit, four days after his conviction". General News of Tuesday, 24 July 2001 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae "Twenty-nine Ministers sworn into office". General News of Wednesday, 2 February 2005 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Parliament approves nominations of 12 Ministers". Politics (Ghana News Agency). 27 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Full list of Ministers and Regional Ministers out". Ghana News Agency. 1 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  13. ^ a b c "Four "New" Ministers sworn into office". General News of Thursday, 12 June 2008 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  14. ^ "Nduom quits government". Press Review of Tuesday, 10 July 2007 (Ghana government). Retrieved 2007-07-11. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Anane, Edumadze, Churcher and Quaye sworn into office". General News of Thursday, 17 February 2005 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i "New Ministerial List: Summary". General News of Saturday, 13 May 2006 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
Preceded by
Rawlings government (1993–2001)
Government of Ghana
2001–2009
Succeeded by
Mills government (2009–2012)