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Dr Amin Adam succeeds Ken Ofori-Atta as the new Finance Minister of Ghana

Dr Amin Adam succeeds Ken Ofori-Atta as the new Finance Minister of Ghana

The President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Hon. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam as the new Finance Minister effective today, 14th February 2024.

This development follows a significant ministerial reshuffle on Wednesday, February 14, resulting in the removal of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta.

Who is Hon. Dr Mohammed Amin Adam?

Hon. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam is a distinguished figure in Ghanaian politics and the global energy sector.

He is a member of Parliament for Karaga Constituency.

Prior to assuming his role as the Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam was the Deputy Minister for Energy responsible for the Petroleum Sector.

He was appointed as the Deputy Regional Minister for the Northern Region in 2005.

Hon. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam has worked extensively on extractive industries and Resource Management as a University lecturer, advisor on Resource Governance and as a campaigner for transparency in resource management around the globe.

Prior to his role as the Deputy Minister for Energy, he was the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP).

He also worked in other Public and Private organizations as an Energy Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Energy in Ghana, Commissioner of Ghana Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, and the Africa Coordinator of extractives industries in Ibis amongst many other positions.

Hon. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam was educated at the Northern School of Business from 1988 to 1990.

He holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Economics from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law, and Policy (CEPMLP) of the University of Dundee in the UK specializing in Petroleum fiscal policy in resource–led economies and resource governance.

He also has an MPhil (Economics) and B.A (Hons) Economics from the University of Cape Coast.

He is also a fellow of the Institute of Certified Economists of Ghana (ICEG).

He has undertaken professional development training at Colombia University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Harvard University in the US.

He is chairman of Ghana’s National Energy Transition Committee, the Gold for Oil Initiative, and the New Producers Group (a group of new oil and gas-producing countries in the World).

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