The Ministerial Advisory Board Members

Hon. Dr.Henry Seidu Daanaa is a lawyer and the Minister for chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs of Ghana. He was the first visually impaired person to be approved as a Minister of State in Ghana. He was nominated for the position by President John Dramani Mahama in January 2013.

Henry Seidu Daanaa was born in 1955 in Tuasa in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He is one of thirteen children born to his parents.

Daanaa enrolled into the Law Faculty of University of Ghana in 1979 and completed his undergraduate coursework in 1981. He then went to the London School of Economics and Political Science to get his masters’ degree in Law. From 1986 to 1992, he completed his Doctorate and Degree programs in Law From the same University.

The Board of Legal Education approved Daanaa’s admission to the Ghana School of Law for a two –year professional law course. His education was through the use of Braille equipment which he provided. He successfully completed the course and was called to the Ghana Bar, becoming the first blind lawyer in the country. He worked in with the Regional House of Chiefs in almost all the ten Regions of Ghana and rose to become the National Director of Research at the Ministry of Culture and Chieftaincy. Daanaa was a Board Member of trustees of the Ghana Society for the Blind from 1995 and 1999. He worked with the Ministry for over nineteen years and served in various capacities including being the chief research fellow for the ministry.

Daanaa was approved as minister by the Parliament of Ghana along with ten others on February, 13 2013. Upon his confirmation as the sector minister, Yaw Ofori Debrah, president of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled hailed his appointment as recognition of the talents of physically impaired person.

In 1995, during the calling of new lawyers to the Ghana Bar, the then Chief Justice of Ghana and chairman of the General Legal Council, Justice Isaac Kobina Aban awarded Daanaa with a Braille citation in recognition of his excellent and distinctive academic performances during his tutelage.

Hon.John Alexander AckonMechanical Engineer by Profession. Did national service with then Achimota Brewery company Ltd. in 1984.Worked there permanently till 1992 as the engineer in charge of engine room.

Left to join then Ashanti Goldfields company Ltd, now Anglo Gold Ashanti, Obuasi as Planned Maintenance Engineer, Transport.Became the Recovery Superintendent between 1995 and 2002. November 1994 to March 1995 in change of Non Destructive Testing(N.D.T) at AGC.Planned Maintenance Engineer in charge of workshops till November 1995

AG. Planned Maintenance Co-ordinator
AG. Manager(Transport and Traffic)
Transport Operations Superintendent 1987 to 1999.
Planned Maintenance Superintendent 2005-2006
Engineering Supervisor (Trackless)
Planned Maintenance Co-ordinator Anglogold. Ashanti Obuasi.

Certificates
Maintenance Management
Introduction to personal Computer and DOS,
Enterprise Project Management For Top Executives By AGA
Finance For Non Financial Managers By AGA
Orientation For Chief Executive Of Metropolitan Municipal And District Assemblies
Leadership Development Programme By MACCAVLEI Learning Academy South Africa.

Participated In
Institute Of Management And Entrepreneurship In Functional Organisational And Assessment Tool(FOAT) And Fiscal Decentralisation.
5th Annual Internal Audit Forum.
Annual New Year School 2010-2012.
Member-Adansi West District Assembly.
Deputy Ministry, Ministry of Chieftaincy And Traditional Affairs. Member of the Advisory Board.
Municipal Chief Executive-Obuasi Municipal Assembley, May 2009 to May 2013.

Mr. David Yaro
Chief Director
Ministry of Chieftaincy And Traditional Affairs

Prof.J.S. Nabila
President, National House of Chiefs.

Awulae Nda Bezema II
Queen Mother,Beyin Half Assini.

Mr.Joseph Akwasi Bawah
HR/Admin Manager Norpalm Ghana Ltd.
Regional Chairman for AGI, Western & Central. National Council member of the AGI (Association of Ghana Industry -2014.
Chairman Regional Advisory Committee of the Ghana Employers Association (GEA) & National Council member GEA for Agric & Fisheries - 2012 to date.
Chairman of HR Managers of the Large Agro-processing Companies of Ghana -2013 to date.
Church President, Air Force Methodist/Presbyterian Church, Takoradi -2009 to date.
Member of the Advisory Board, Min of Chieftaincy & Traditional Affairs -2013 to date.
Tel.: +233 (0)31 93295
Fax: +233 (0)31 21023
Email: jbawuah@norpalmgh.com
Website: www.norpalm.no

Mr.Edward Marfo
Amarteifio & Co.

Mr.Vincent Adzoto-Ntem
Ag.Chief Director
Min.of Local Government & Rural Development.

Mr. David Agorsor
Director, Min. of Interior

Ms. Stella Badu
Prin. State Attorney, Min. of Justice