Mr KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION
Industry / Sector
Other ( Information Dissemination )
The Hon Minister started his education at the Pentecost School in Koforidua , continued at St Bernadette School in Accra and completed his Senior High School in at Pope John Senior High School in Koforidua. He proceeded to University of Cape Coast and graduated with a Bachelor of Commence Degree in Accounting . He posses an Executive MBA in marketing from University of Ghana Business School.
In 2016 , he became a barrister ad Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana after obtaining a qualifying Certificate in law from the Ghana Show of law .
In 2020 the World Economic Forum named him as the one of the worlds 115 Young Global Leasers for the year. He is currently the Minister for Information . Prior to this appointment as the substantive Minister in November 2018, he served as Deputy Minister for information.
He is also the New Patriotic Member of Parliament for Ofonase Ayeribi constituency in the Eastern Region.
His political work focuses on the following :
Economy, law and Governance , as well as Youth , Education and Skills Development . .In parliament , he is a member of the Finance , Constitutional and Legal Committees
The Ministry of Information exists to disseminate information on major Government policies, plans and programmes. the vision is to attain a free , united , informed and prosperous society with good governance through Development Communications .The mission of the ministry is to facilitate free flow of adequate, timely and reliable information and feedback between government and its various publics for socio- economic empowerment and enhanced democratic citizenship. The Ministry's main goal is to bring governance closer to the people through constant engagement between public officials and the citizenry to engender policy refinement.
The ministry' score functions include the following : To formulate policies for the Information Sector ; Provide public relations support to the Presidency and Ministries, Department and Agencies; collaborate with MDAs to effectively desseminate information on government policies , plans and programmes.