Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ghana)

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs is the Ghana government official who is responsible for overseeing the country's foreign policy and international diplomacy. The minister is usually one of the most senior members of Cabinet.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs since January 2013 has been Hanna Tetteh. The ministry is at present combined with other portfolios to form the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration under the government of John Atta Mills of the National Democratic Party.

List of Ghanaian Foreign Ministers[edit]

Number Minister Took office Left office Government Party
1 Dr. Kwame Nkrumah(MP) 1957 1958 Nkrumah government Convention Peoples' Party
2 Kojo Botsio (MP) 1958 1959
3 Ebenezer Ako-Adjei (MP) 1959 1960
4 Imoru Egala (MP) 1960 1961
5 Ebenezer Ako-Adjei (MP) 1961 1962
6 Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (MP) 1962 1963
7 Kojo Botsio (MP) 1963 1965
8 Alex Quaison-Sackey (MP) 1965 24 February 1966
9 Lt. Gen. Joseph A. Ankrah 1966 1967 National Liberation Council Military government
10 John Willie Kofi Harlley 1967 1968
11 Patrick Dankwa Anin (MP) 1969 1969 Busia government Progress Party
12 Victor Owusu (MP) 1969 1969
13 Patrick Dankwa Anin (MP) 1969 1969
14 Victor Owusu (MP) 1969 1971
15 William Ofori Atta (MP) 1971 13 January 1972
16 Major General Nathan Apea Aferi 1972 1972 National Redemption Council Military government
17 Lt. Colonel Kwame R.M. Baah 1972 1975
18 Colonel Roger Felli 1975 4 June 1979 Supreme Military Council
19 Mrs. Gloria Amon Nikoi[1] 1979 24 September 1979 Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
20 Dr. Isaac K. Chinebuah (MP) 1979 31 December 1981 Limann government Peoples National Party
21 Obed Asamoah 1982 7 January 1993 Provisional National Defence Council Military government
7 January 1993 1997 Rawlings government National Democratic Congress
22 Kwamena Ahwoi 1997 1997
23 Victor Gbeho 1997 7 January 2001
24 Hackman Owusu-Agyeman (MP) 2001 2003 Kufuor government New Patriotic Party
25 Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (MP) 2003 July 2007
26 Akwasi Osei-Adjei[2] (MP) 2007 7 January 2009
27 Muhammad Mumuni 2009 24 July 2012 Mills government National Democratic Congress
24 July 2012 7 January 2013 Mahama government
28 Hanna Tetteh (MP)[3] 30 January 2013 Incumbent

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mrs. Gloria Amon Nikoi was one of several senior civil servants who acted as ministers of state during the short rule of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council between 4 June 1979 and 24 September 1979.
  2. ^ "Full list of Ministers and Regional Ministers out". General News of Tuesday, 31 July 2007 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Parliament approves first batch of Ministers". General news. Ghana Home Page. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 

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