Busia government

This is a listing of the ministers who served in Busia's Progress Party government during the Second Republic of Ghana. The Second Republic lasted from 1 October 1969 to 13 January 1972.

List of ministersEdit

Portfolio Minister Time frame Notes
Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia 1 October 1969 – 13 January 1972
Deputy Prime Minister William Ofori Atta ?–?
J. Kwesi Lamptey ?–?
Minister for Foreign Affairs Victor Owusu[1] 1969–1971
William Ofori Atta 1971 – 13 January 1972
Minister for Interior Simon Diedong Dombo[2][1] 1969–1971
Nicholas Yaw Boafo Adade 1971–1972
Minister for Defence J. Kwesi Lamptey[3][1] 1969–1971
Bukari Adama[3] 27 Jan 1971 – 12 Jan 1972
Attorney General and Minister for Justice Victor Owusu 1971–1972
Nicholas Yaw Boafo Adade[4][1] 1969–1971
Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Joseph Henry Mensah[1] 1969–1972
Minister for Health Simon Diedong Dombo 1971–1972
Gibson Dokyi Ampaw[1] 1969–1971
Minister for Local Government Kwabena Kwakye Anti[2][1] 1969–1971
Minister for Education, Culture and Sport William Ofori Atta[1] 1969–1971
R. R. Amponsah 1971 – Jan 1972
Minister for Agriculture Kwame Safo-Adu[1][5] 1969–1972
Minister for Trade, Industry and Tourism Richard Abusua-Yedom Quarshie[2][1] 1969–1972
Minister for Labour and Social Welfare Jatoe Kaleo[1] 1969–1971
William Godson Bruce-Konuah 1971–1972
Minister for Transport and Communications Haruna Esseku[1] 1969–1971
Jatoe Kaleo 1971–1972
Minister for Works Samuel Wilberforce Awuku-Darko[1] 1969–1971
Minister for Housing William Godson Bruce-Konuah[1] 1969–1971
Samuel Wilberforce Awuku-Darko 1971–1972
Minister for Social Development Akumfi Ameyaw Munufie[1] 1969–?
Minister for Lands, Mineral Resources, Forestry and Wildlife R. R. Amponsah[1][2] 1969–1971
T.D. Brodie Mends 1971–1972
Minister for Information T.D. Brodie Mends[1] 1 October 1969 – 27 January 1971
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Bukari Adama 1969–1971
J. Kwesi Lamptey 1971–1972
Minister of State (Protocol) K.G. Osei Bonsu 1969–1972

Regional Chief Executives (Regional Ministers)Edit

Portfolio Minister Time frame Notes
Ashanti Regional Minister H. R. Annan 1969–1972
Brong Ahafo Region A. A. Owusu 1969–1972
Central Region Jonah Abraham Annobil 1969–1972
Eastern Region A. K. Adu 1969–1972
Greater Accra Regional Minister A. S. O. Mensah 1969–1972
Northern Region J. A. Braimah 1969–1972
Upper Region Salifu Imoro 1969–1972
Volta Regional Minister Alfred Senaya Kpodonu 1969–1972


List of ministerial secretaries (Deputy Ministers)Edit

Portfolio Minister Time frame Notes
Minister for Interior Kwaku Baah 1969–1972
Minister for Defence Mohammed Abdul-Saaka
Thomas Kwame Aboagye
Minister for Foreign Affairs John Agyekum Kufuor 1969–1972
Minister for Works Walter Horace Kofi-Sackey 1969–1972
Minister for Housing Ofresu Kwabena Poku 1969–1972
Minister for Transport and Communications Solomon Osei-Akoto,
Joseph Yaw Manu
Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Jones Ofori Atta,
Charles Omar Nyanor
Minister for Youth and Rural development Alexander Apeatu Aboagye da Costa,
Carl Daniel Reindorf
Attorney General Akenten Appiah-Menka 1969–1972
Office of the Prime Minister Alexander Abu Abedi 1969–1972
Minister for Information Michael Kwasi Osei 1969–1972
Minister for Labour and Co-operatives Alfred Badu-Nkansah 1969–1972
Minister for National Service Corps Samuel Kobina Casely Osei-Baidoo 1969–1972
Minister for Agriculture Shanni Mahama 1969–1972
Minister for Trade, Industry and Tourism Stephen Krakue 1969–1972
Minister for Lands, Mineral Resources, Forestry and Wildlife Anane Antwi-Kusi,
Daniel Poku Agyekum
Minister for Health Joseph Godson Amamoo,
Adam Amandi
Minister for Education, Culture and Sports Sabastien Kwaku Opon,
Oheneba Kow Eduakoh Richardson
Minister for Local Authority Justice Akuamoa Boateng,
John Kofi Fynn


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Paxton (ed), J. (25 August 1970). "The Statesman's Year-Book 1970-71". Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 407. doi:10.1057/9780230270992. Retrieved 6 February 2021.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b c d Ghana Year Book. Accra: Graphic Corporation. 1971. p. 51. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b "MINISTER FOR DEFENCE". www.mod.gov.gh. Ghana Government. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. ^ "PAST MINISTERS". Official website of the government of Ghana. Government of Ghana. Archived from the original on 9 June 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  5. ^ "NPP's Safo-Adu Is Dead". General News of Saturday, 3 October 2009. ~Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 4 October 2009.
  6. ^ Danquah, Moses (1969). The Birth of the Second Republic.
  7. ^ "Parliamentary debates: National Assembly official report". Ghana Publications Corporation. 1970: ii. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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Preceded by
National Liberation Council (1966–1969)
Government of Ghana
Succeeded by
National Redemption Council (1972–1975)