Ministry of Trade and Industry (Ghana)

Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) is a government ministry of Ghana, headquartered in Accra.[1]

The Minister for Trade and Industry is the Ghana government official responsible for running the ministry.

The ministry is responsible for advising the government on the private sector development, trade and the industry formation within the local and the international front. it also sees to the formulation and implementation of policies as well as representing the government in the international duties and bodies like the World Trade Organization.[2] The ministry has eight division headed by the Chief Director and have three other units that aid in the smooth running of the ministry namely- legal, Internal audit and Communications and Public Affairs.[3]

List of Ghanaian Trade MinistersEdit

Number Minister Took office Left office Government Party
1 Kojo Botsio[4] (MP) 1957 1958 Nkrumah government Convention People's Party
2 Patrick Kwame Kusi Quaidoo 1958 1960
3 Ferdinand Koblavi Dra Goka July 1960 May 1961
4 Lawrence Rosario Abavana (MP) May 1961 October 1961 (role was merged with the Ministry of Finance in October 1961)
5 R.S. Amegashie 1966 1969 National Liberation Council Military government
6 R. A. Quarshie 1969 1972 Busia government Progress Party
7 Roger Joseph Felli 1972 National Redemption Council Military government
8 Colonel Kobina Adduah Quashie 1975 1979 Supreme Military Council
9 J.L.S. Abbey 1979 1979 Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
10 Francis Kwame Buah 1979 1980 Limann government People's National Party
11 Vincent Y. Bulla 1980
12 Kofi Djin ? Provisional National Defence Council Military government
13 Huudu Yahaya
 12    Aanaa Ening 
14 John Bawa
15 Emma Mitchell Jan 1996 Rawlings government National Democratic Congress
16 John Frank Abu
17 Dan Abodakpi Jan 2001
18 Kofi Konadu Apraku 2001 2003 Kufuor government New Patriotic Party
19 Alan Kyeremanteng[5] 2003 2007
20 Joe Baidoe-Ansah 2007 2008
21 Papa Owusu-Ankomah (MP) 2008 2009
22 Hanna Tetteh [6] 2009 2012 Mills government National Democratic Congress
2012 2013 Mahama government
23 Haruna Iddrisu (MP) 14 February 2013 16 July 2014
24 Ekwow Spio-Garbrah[7] 16 July 2014 6 January 2017
25 Alan John Kyerematen[8] 28 January 2017 incumbent Akufo-Addo government New Patriotic Party

See alsoEdit

  1. ^ "Contacts". Ministry of Trade and Industry. Retrieved 2019-10-20. Ministry of Trade and Industry Administrative Office, Ministries Accra, Ghana.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Trade and Industry - About The Ministry". moti.gov.gh. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  3. ^ "Ministry of Trade and Industry - Organisation of the Ministry". moti.gov.gh. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  4. ^ "1957 Govt. of Ghana". Photo Archive. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen" (PDF). www.wto.org/. World Trade Organization. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Hannah Tetteh (Foreign Affairs Minister)". Ghanaweb. GhanaWeb. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Ministerial reshuffle: Spio rejoins gov't". Ghanaweb. GhanaWeb. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Nana Addo swears in 12 ministers". Ghanaweb. Ghanaweb.