A former Minister for Education in the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has been appointed as the Minister designate for Energy.
He was named among the list of Ministers appointed by President Nana Akufo-Addo and submitted to the country’s Parliament on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
Prior to his appointment, there were speculations in the media that the former Education Minister, who is the Member of Parliament for South Manhyia in the Ashanti Region, would be swapping positions with Mr. John-Peter Amewu, a former Energy Minister in the first term of President Akufo-Addo.
Earlier today, Thursday, a statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin indicated that President Akufo-Addo had appointed a new Energy Minister and deputies, one of whom would be an indigene of the Western Region, the oil hub of the West African nation to head the Energy Ministry .
Opoku Prempeh hails from Pakyi No. 2 in the Ashanti Region.
He is a Medical Doctor and holds MB CHB (KNUST), MSc (Clinical Epidemiology), Netherlands Institute for Health Science in 1994 and 1998 respectively and furthered to do a post graduate training in surgery in the UK (MRCS) in 2002.
Opoku Prempeh became a Member of Parliament in 2008 for South Manhyia, then known as the Manhyia Constituency.