William Kwasi Aboah

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William Kwasi Aboah
33rd Minister for the Interior (Ghana)
In office
2012 – January 2013
President John Atta Mills
Preceded by Benjamin Kunbuor
Succeeded by Kwesi Ahwoi
Personal details
Born (1939-06-04) 4 June 1939 (age 76)
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress
Alma mater University of Ghana
Profession Barrister, Police officer
Former Director of Ghana Immigration Service

William Kwasi Aboah (born 4 June 1939) is a Ghanaian barrister and politician. He is the minister for the police and the former minister for interior of Ghana.

Early life and education[edit]

Aboah was born on 4 June 1939.[1] He attended the Larteh Presby Boarding School between 1951 and 1954. He attended the Police Training Depot, passing out as a constable. While working, he took other courses at the Accra Workers College between 1965 and 1970. He attended the Police College in 1977, qualifying as an Assistant Superintendent of Police. He studied law at the University of Ghana between 1978 and 1981, graduating with the LL.B. degree. He continued to the Ghana School of Law, qualifying as a Barrister-at-Law. He studied for the Masters degree in Law at the University College London.[2]


Aboah began his career as a police constable. He later worked as a detective inspector. He rose to the rank of inspector in the Police, working at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). He held various posts within the Ghana Police, becoming commander of the Ashanti Region Police. He was seconded to the Ghana immigration service where he served as the director. He became head of the CID in August 1999.[3]

Aboah was appointed by President John Atta Mills as the minister for interior following a cabinet reshuffle in January 2012 and was succeeded by Kwesi Ahwoi in February 2013.[4]


  1. ^ "William Kwasi Aboah Profile". Ghana Web. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "WILLIAM KWASI ABOAH" (PDF). My Joy Online. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "William Kwasi Aboah - The man to head Ghana’s Interior Ministry". Ghana Review International. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Full Text Of Reshuffle By President Mills". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Kunbuor
Minister for Interior
2012 – 2013
Succeeded by
Kwesi Ahwoi