Minister for the Interior (Ghana)

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The Minister for the Interior is the Ghanaian government official responsible for the Ministry of Interior. He is thus responsible for internal security and law and order in Ghana. The most recent person in this position is William Kwasi Aboah who was appointed in January 2012 by President Mills following a cabinet reshuffle.[1] The position has also been known as Minister for Internal Affairs in the past.

List of ministers[edit]

The first Ghanaian to head this ministry was Ebenezer Ako-Adjei. He was also one of The Big Six instrumental in Ghana attaining its independence from the United Kingdom..[2]

Number Minister Took office Left office Government Party
1 Ebenezer Ako-Adjei 1957 1958 Nkrumah government Convention People's Party
2 Krobo Edusei 1958 1958
3 Kwame Nkrumah 1958 1958
4 Ashford Emmanuel Inkumsah 1959 1961
5 Kwaku Boateng 1961 1964
6 Laurence Rosario Abavana 1964 1965
7 Ashford Emmanuel Inkumsah 1965 1965
8 Laurence Rosario Abavana 1965 24 February 1966
9 John Willie Kofi Harlley 1966 1969 National Liberation Council Military government
10 Simon Diedong Dombo 1969 1971 Busia government Progress Party
11 Nicholas Yaw Boafo Adade 1971 1972
12 J. H. Cobbina 1972 1974 National Redemption Council Military government
13 Ernest Ako 1974 1975
1975 1978 Supreme Military Council
14 Benjamin Samuel Kofi Kwakye 1978 1979
15 C. O. Lamptey 1979 1979 Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
16 Ekow Daniels 1979 1981 Limann government People's National Party
17 Kwame Sanaa-Poku Jantuah 1981 31 December 1981
18 Asiedu Yirenkyi 1982 1983 Provisional National Defence Council Military government
19 Kofi Djin 1983 1987
20 Winston Mensa-Wood 1987 1992
21 Emmanuel Osei-Wusu 1992 1993
22 1992 1996 Rawlings government National Democratic Congress
23 Nii Okaidja Adamafio 1997 7 January 2001
24 Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu 2001 2002 Kufuor government New Patriotic Party
25 Hackman Owusu-Agyeman 2003 2005
26 Papa Owusu Ankomah 2005 2006
27 Albert Kan Dapaah 2006 2007
28 Kwamena Bartels 2007 2008
29 Kwame Addo-Kufuor 2008 7 January 2009
30 Cletus Avoka(MP) 2009 2010 Mills government National Democratic Congress
31 Martin Amidu 2010 2011
32 Benjamin Kunbuor 2011 2012
33 William Kwasi Aboah 2012 24 July 2012
24 July 2012 7 January 2013 Mahama government
34 Kwesi Ahwoi 14 February 2013 16 July 2014
35 Mark Owen Woyongo (MP) 16 July 2014 Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Text Of Reshuffle By President Mills". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Kosi Dedey (8 March 2007). "The "Big Six", Myth or Reality?". Feature article. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 8 February 2013.