Matthew Opoku Prempeh

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Matthew Opoku Prempeh, (born 23 May 1968) is the current[when?] Education Minister of Ghana.[1]


As a member of the Parliament of Ghana, he represents Manhyia South in Kumasi, formerly representing Manhyia. [1]

He was first elected to parliament in 2008 and is a member of the New Patriotic Party.[2]

In 2016, he was re-elected with 35,958 votes, or 87.17% of the votes cast in the district.[3]

Prempeh studied human biology and medicine at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, later continuing post-graduate studies at the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[1]

Prior to parliament, he served as CEO of Keyedmap Security Services Limited from 2004 to 2009[2] and as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2003.[2][1]

He identifies as a Christian,[2] and is a nephew of former president John Kufuor.[4]

Cabinet Minister[edit]

In May, 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo named Matthew Opoku Prempeh as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet.[5] The names of the 19 ministers were submitted the Parliament of Ghana and announced by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Ocquaye.[5] As a Cabinet minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh is part of the inner circle of the president and is to aid in key decision making activities in the country.[5]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Health
  • Appointments

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Annang, Adolphus. "Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Education - Government of Ghana". www.ghana.gov.gh. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  2. ^ a b c d Ghana, ICT Dept. Office of Parliament,. "Parliament of Ghana". www.parliament.gh. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  3. ^ FM, Peace. "Ghana Election 2016 Results - Manhyia South Constituency". Ghana Elections - Peace FM. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  4. ^ "Kufuor Grandson Joins Race". ModernGhana.com. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  5. ^ a b c FM, Citi. "Arts Minister Catherine Afeku makes it to Cabinet". ghanaweb.com. ghanaweb. Retrieved 7 July 2017.