Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Matthew Opoku Prempeh, (born 23 May 1968) is the current[when?] Education Minister of Ghana.[1]


As a Ghana parliamentarian, he represents Manhyia South in Kumasi, formerly representing Manhyia. [1] He was first elected to parliament in 2008 and is a member of the New Patriotic Party.[2]

In 2016, he was re-elected with 35,958 votes, or 87.17% of the votes cast in the district.[3]

Early life and EducationEdit

He was born on 23 may 1968. Prempeh studied Human Biology and Medicine at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, later continuing post-graduate studies at the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[1]


Prior to parliament, he served as CEO of Keyedmap Security Services Limited from 2004 to 2009[2] and as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2003.[2] He is also a medical doctor/ health work.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

He identifies as a Christian[2] and is a nephew of the former Ghanaian president, John Kufuor.[5] He is divorced.[6]

Cabinet MinisterEdit

In May, 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo named Matthew Opoku Prempeh as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet.[7] The names of the 19 ministers were submitted the Parliament of Ghana and announced by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Ocquaye.[7] As a Cabinet minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh is part of the inner circle of the president and is to aid in key decision making activities in the country.[7]

Committee assignmentsEdit

  • Health
  • Appointments


  1. ^ a b c Annang, Adolphus. "Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Education - Government of Ghana". Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  2. ^ a b c d Ghana, ICT Dept. Office of Parliament. "Parliament of Ghana". Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  3. ^ FM, Peace. "Ghana Election 2016 Results - Manhyia South Constituency". Ghana Elections - Peace FM. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  4. ^ "Ghana MPs - MP Details - Prempeh, Matthew Opoku (Dr)". Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  5. ^ "Kufuor Grandson Joins Race". Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  6. ^ "Ghana MPs - MP Details - Prempeh, Matthew Opoku (Dr)". Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  7. ^ a b c FM, Citi. "Arts Minister Catherine Afeku makes it to Cabinet". ghanaweb. Retrieved 7 July 2017.