Stephen Adei

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Prof. Stephen Adei PhD
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Personal details
Born (1948-12-14) 14 December 1948 (age 71)
Spouse(s)Georgina Adei

Stephen Adei (born 14 December 1948) is a Ghanaian educationist, writer, economist and motivational speaker. He was a former Director General and Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.[1] He is currently the chairperson of the National Development Planning Commission under the Nana Akufo-Addo government.[2] He also serves as the Board Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority having been sworn in by the Finance Minister of Ghana; Ken Ofori-Atta.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

He was born in the village of Hwiremoase, also spelt Hwiremuasi in Adansi, Ashanti, Ghana to Kwaku Adei and Abena Pomaa (aka Bedito). Adei attended primary school in the village's Methodist Primary school and nearby United Middle School in Brofuyedru. Adei is the fourth child of his mother's seven surviving all male children. From basic school, Adei went in 1964 to do 4-year Teacher's Certificate; a course at Sefwi Wiawso Training College.

Adei studied privately to gain London University Ordinary and Advanced Level General Certificates in Education (High School equivalent qualifications) in three and a half years. Adei proceeded to the University of Ghana in October 1968 where he read Economics, Sociology and Geography obtaining honours in all three first-year subjects before going on to do a BSc Honours programme in Economics. Adei then went to Strathclyde for his Masters in Development Economics. He also holds a PhD in International Economics at the University of Sydney.



  1. ^ Online, Ghana News (3 November 2017). "Prof. Adei slams gov't for Neglecting Persons with Mental Disorder".
  2. ^ "'Gov't deliberately starving NCCE of resources' – Stephen Adei". 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Companies owe GRA GHC5 billion – Prof Stephen Adei". Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Prof Stephen Adei sworn in as new GRA Board Chair". Retrieved 2 November 2019.