Hackman Owusu-Agyeman

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Hackman Owusu-Agyemang
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for New Juaben North
Assumed office
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
2 February 2001 – 1 April 2003
President John Kufuor
Preceded by Victor Gbeho
Succeeded by Nana Akufo-Addo
Minister for Interior
In office
1 April 2003 – 2 February 2005
President John Kufuor
Preceded by Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu
Succeeded by Papa Owusu Ankomah
Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing
In office
Preceded by John Kufuor
Succeeded by Boniface Abubakar Saddique
Personal details
Born (1941-11-22) 22 November 1941 (age 75)
Ghana Koforidua, Ghana
Political party New Patriotic Party
Alma mater Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Occupation Agricultural Economist

Hackman Owusu-Agyemang (born 22 November 1941) was the member of Parliament for New Juabeng North constituency in Ghana. He has served as a minister in the New Patriotic Party government in the Fourth Republic of Ghana.


Hackman Owusu-Agyemang was born on 22 November 1941 at Effiduase- Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana. His secondary education was at St. Augustine's College (Cape Coast). Between 1961 and 1965, he attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. He then studied at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands, where he obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Planning. He then proceeded to the Wye College at the University of London in the United Kingdom, where he receives a Master's degree in Agriculture in 1969.


In 1965, he started work as an Agricultural Economist at the Ghana Ministry of Agriculture. In 1970, he moved to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. He worked in various capacities as Economist at the Economic Analysis Division, Field Programme Officer and then as FAO-Regional Co- operation, and Liaison Officer responsible for Africa. After 1979, he became the FAO representative in Zambia and then Trinidad and Tobago. He became Chief Regional Bureau for Africa in 1984.


Owusu-Agyemang became the Member of Parliament for the New Juabeng North constituency after the 1996 parliamentary elections and has held on to the seat in the 2000 and 2004 elections. After the NPP won the December 2000 elections, he was appointed the Foreign Minister from January 2001 to April 2003. He then became the Minister for Interior for two years. From 2005 until 2007, he was the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing in the Kufuor government.

In 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo appointed him as Chairman of the Ghana Cocoa Board.[1]



  1. ^ Ansah, Marian Efe (28 March 2017). "Hackman Owusu-Agyeman sworn in as COCOBOD Chair". Ghana News. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 

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Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for New Juabeng North
1997 – present
Political offices
Preceded by
Victor Gbeho
Foreign Minister
2001 – 2003
Succeeded by
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Preceded by
Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu
Minister for Interior Affairs
2003 – 2005
Succeeded by
Papa Owusu Ankomah
Preceded by
Alhaji Mustapha Idris Ali
(Minister for Works and Housing)
Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing
2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
Boniface Abubakar Saddique