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This is a listing of the ministers who served in Jerry Rawlings's National Democratic Congress government during the Fourth Republic of Ghana. This started on January 7, 1993, after 11 years of military rule by Rawlings. He retired from the Ghana Armed Forces and served a further two democratically elected terms ending January 7, 2001.

For Rawlings' first military government, see: Armed Forces Revolutionary Council.
For Rawlings' second military government, see: Provisional National Defence Council.

List of ministers[edit]

List of ministers of state (1993-1997)[edit]

Portfolio Minister Time frame Notes
President Jerry Rawlings January, 1993 – January, 2001
Vice President Kow Nkensen Arkaah Jan,1993 – Jan,1997
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Obed Asamoah 1982 – 1997
Minister for Interior Colonel E. M. Osei-Wusu Aug 1992 – Oct 1996[1]
Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Kwesi Botchwey
Richard Kwame Peprah
1982 – Aug 1995
[2] Aug 1995 – 2001
Minister for Defence Alhaji Mahama Iddrissu August 1992 – ?
Attorney General and Minister for Justice Dr. Obed Asamoah August 1994 – 2001
Minister for Education
(later)
Minister for Education and Culture
Dr. Mary Grant
Harry Sawyerr
Dr. Esi Sutherland-Addy
1992 – 1993
1993 – 1997
1997
Minister for Health Commodore Steve Obimpeh
Dr. Eunice Brookman-Amissah
August 1994 – 1996
1996 – 1999
Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Kwamena Ahwoi
Cecilia Johnson
August 1994 – ?
? – ?
Minister for Food and Agriculture[3] Ibrahim Issaka Adam
Steve Obimpeh
August 1992 – 1996
1996 – 1997
Minister for Trade and Industry Emma Mitchell  ? – Jan 1996[4]
Minister for Information Kofi Totobi Quakyi  ? – ?
Minister for Employment and Social Welfare David Sarpong Boateng  ? – ?
Minister for Transport and Communications Edward Salia  ? – ?
Minister for Roads and Highways Ato Quarshie  ? – ?
Minister for Mines and Energy Richard Kwame Peprah
Edward Salia
 ? – Aug 1995
[2] Aug 1995 – ?
Minister for Environment, Science and Technology Dr. Christine Amoako-Nuamah  ? – ?
Minister for Lands and Forestry Dr. Kwabena Adjei  ? – ?
Minister for Youth and Sports Enoch Teye Mensah 1993 – January 2001
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs J.H. Owusu-Acheampong ? – ?
Regional Ministers
Ashanti Region Daniel Ohene Agyekum ? – ?
Brong Ahafo Region I.K. Adjei-Mensah ? – ?
Central Region Ebenezer Kwabena Fosu ? – ?
Eastern Region Emmanuel Tetteh
Patience Addo
1996 – 1997
Greater Accra Region Mike Gizo ? – ?
Northern Region Abdulai Ibrahim ? – ?
Upper East Region Sherif A. Guma ? – ?
Upper West Region Joseph Yieleh Chireh 1993 – 1997
Volta Region Modestus Ahiable ? – ?
Western Region Dr. John Frank Abu  ? – ?

List of ministers of state (1997-2001)[edit]

Portfolio Minister Time frame Notes
President Jerry Rawlings January, 1993 – January, 2001
Vice President John Atta-Mills January, 1997 – January 2001
Minister for Foreign Affairs Kwamena Ahwoi (acting)
James Victor Gbeho
1997
1997 – January 2001
Minister for Interior Nii Okaidja Adamafio 1997 – January 2001
Minister for Finance Richard Kwame Peprah 1995 – January 2001
Minister for Planning and Regional Economic Co-operation and Integration Kwamena Ahwoi  ? – January 2001
Minister for Defence Colonel (retired) Enoch K.T. Donkoh  ? – January 2001
Minister for National Security Kofi Totobi-Quakyi 1997 – January 2001
Attorney General and Minister for Justice Dr. Obed Asamoah August 1994 – January 2001
Minister for Education Dr. Christina Amoako-Nuamah
Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
 ? – ?
? – January 2001
Minister for Health Dr. Eunice Brookman-Amissah
Samuel Nuamah-Donkor
Dr. Kwame Danso Boafo
1996 – ?
? – ?
?– January 2001
Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Kwamena Ahwoi
Cecilia Johnson
1997 – ?
? – January 2001
Minister for Food and Agriculture[3] Kwabena Agyei (MP)
J.H. Owusu-Acheampong (MP)
1997 – 1998
1998 – January 2001[5]
Minister for Trade and Industry Dr. John Frank Abu
Dan Abodakpi
 ? – ?
? – January 2001
Minister for Information Kofi Totobi Quakyi  ? – January 2001
Minister for Employment and Social Welfare Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni  ? – January 2001
Minister for Roads and Transport Edward Salia  ? – January 2001
Minister for Communications Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
John Mahama
 ? – 1998
1998 – January 2001
Minister for Works and Housing Isaac K. Adjei-Mensah  ? – ?
Minister for Mines and Energy Fred Ohene-Kena
Dr. John Frank Abu
1999 – ?
? – ?
Minister for Environment, Science and Technology Cletus Avoka  ? – January 2001
Minister for Lands and Forestry Dr. Christina Amoako-Nuama  ? – January 2001
Minister for Youth and Rural Development Dr. E.K. Andah  ? – ?
Minister for Youth and Sports Enoch Teye Mensah 1998 – January 2001
Minister for Tourism Vida Amaadi Yeboah
Mike Gizo
? – January 2001
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Kwabena Adjei ? – 2001
Minister for Chieftaincy Affairs and State Protocol Daniel Ohene Agyekum  ? – ?
Regional Ministers
Ashanti Region Kojo Yankah
Samuel Nuamah-Donkoh
? – 1999[6]
1999 – ?
Brong Ahafo Region David Osei-Wusu ? – ?
Central Region Kojo Yankah
Jacob Arthur
1997 – ?
? – ?
Eastern Region Patience Addo ? – ?
Greater Accra Region Joshua Alabi ? – ?
Northern Region Alhaji Seidu Iddi ? – ?
Upper East Region Donald Adabre ? – ?
Upper West Region Amidu Sulemana ? – ?
Volta Region Lt. Col. Charles K. Agbenaza ? – ?
Western Region Esther Lily Nkansah  ? – ?

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "October 1996". B. Schemmel. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Highlights of the news from Ghana". General News of Friday, 18 August 1995 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Former Heads of MoFA". Official website. Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Trade Minister Resigns". General News of Saturday, 27 January 1996 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  5. ^ General News of Saturday, 6 January 2001
  6. ^ "Cabinet reshuffles, Kojo Yankah out of Ashanti". General News of Thursday, 4 November 1999 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2009-10-31. 

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Preceded by
Provisional National Defence Council (1981-1993)
Government of Ghana
1993 – 2001
Succeeded by
Kufuor government (2001-2009)