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 Hon.Ambrose Dery.[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[3] Mar 1957 Nov 1957 Nkrumah government Convention People's Party
2 Krobo Edusei[3] Nov 1957 Oct 1959
3 Ashford Emmanuel Inkumsah[3] Oct 1959 Oct 1961
4 Kwaku Boateng[3] Oct 1961 May 1964
5 Laurence Rosario Abavana[3] May 1964 Jun 1965
6 Ashford Emmanuel Inkumsah[3] Jun 1965 Feb 1966
7 Anthony Deku[3] Feb 1966 Mar 1969 National Liberation Council Military government
8 John Willie Kofi Harlley[3] Mar 1969 Aug 1969
9 Simon Diedong Dombo (MP)[3] Sep 1969 Feb 1971 Busia government Progress Party
10 Nicholas Yaw Boafo Adade (MP)[3] Feb 1971 Jan 1972
11 J. H. Cobbina[4] Jan 1972 Sep 1974 National Redemption Council Military government
12 Ernest Arku[4] Sep 1974 Oct 1975
Oct 1975 Jul 1978 Supreme Military Council
13 Benjamin Samuel Kofi Kwakye[4] Jul 1978 Jun 1979
14 Ben Forjoe[4] Jun 1979 Aug 1979 Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
15 W. C. Ekow Daniels[4] Aug 1979 Sep 1979
Sep 1979 Sep 1981 Limann government People's National Party
16 Kwame Sanaa-Poku Jantuah[4] Sep 1981 Dec 1981
17 Johnny F. S. Hansen[4] Jan 1982 Apr 1982 Provisional National Defence Council Military government
18 J. M. Ewa[4] Apr 1982 Dec 1982
19 Kofi Djin[4] Dec 1982 Nov 1985
20 Winston Mensa-Wood[5] Nov 1985 Oct 1987
21 Nii Okaidja Adamafio[5] Oct 1987 May 1991
22 Nana Akuoku Sarpong[5] May 1991 Mar 1992
23 Emmanuel Osei-Owusu[5] Mar 1992 Jan 1993
Jan 1993 Oct 1996 Rawlings government National Democratic Congress
24 Mahama Iddrisu[5] Nov 1996 Feb 1997
25 Nii Okaidja Adamafio[5] Feb 1997 Jan 2001
26 Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu[5] Feb 2001 Mar 2002 Kufuor government New Patriotic Party
(acting) Kwame Addo-Kufuor (MP)[5] Apr 2002 Apr 2003
27 Hackman Owusu-Agyeman (MP)[5] Apr 2003 Feb 2005
28 Papa Owusu Ankomah (MP)[5] Feb 2005 May 2006
29 Albert Kan Dapaah (MP)[6] May 2006 Aug 2007
30 Kwamena Bartels (MP)[6] Aug 2007 May 2008
31 Kwame Addo-Kufuor (MP)[6] Jun 2008 Jan 2009
32 Cletus Avoka (MP)[6] Feb 2009 Feb 2010 Mills government National Democratic Congress
33 Martin Amidu[6] Feb 2010 Jan 2011
34 Benjamin Kunbuor (MP)[6] Jan 2011 Feb 2012
35 William Kwasi Aboah[7] Apr 2012 Jul 2012
Jul 2012 Jan 2013 Mahama government
36 Kwesi Ahwoi Feb 2013 Jul 2014
37 Mark Owen Woyongo (MP)[8] Jul 2014 6 January 2017
38 Ambrose Dery[9] 28 January 2017 incumbent Akufo-Addo government New Patriotic Party

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ambrose Dery – Interior - Government of Ghana". www.ghana.gov.gh. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  2. ^ Kosi Dedey (8 March 2007). "The "Big Six", Myth or Reality?". Feature article. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Past Ministers (4)". Official Website. Ministry of Interior, Ghana. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Past Ministers (3)". Official website. Ministry of Interior, Ghana. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Past Ministers (2)". Official website. Ministry of Interior, Ghana. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Past Ministers (1)". Official website. Ministry of Interior, Ghana. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Full Text Of Reshuffle By President Mills". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ministerial reshuffle: Spio rejoins gov't". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Nana Addo swears in 12 ministers". Ghanaweb. Ghanaweb. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.