Ms NANA AKUA AMPOMAAH AGYAPONG
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT
Industry / Sector
Agriculture & Allied Services
Nana Akua Ampomaah Agyapong is the Personal Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture . She has 9 years of work experience which commenced with her national national service at Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. Later she gained employment as the research Assistant to a member of Parliament for 2 years.
She also worked as a project coordinator under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) at one of the newly created Ministries , Ministry of Special Development Initiatives in 2017.
She to diversify her intellect, she gained an MSc in Environment and Public Health in the University of Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology in 2021. This is to add on in her field of natural resource management as that was what she studied for her first degree.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development is one the Government Ministries in Ghana. It was established in January 20213. The Ministry provides leadership and has oversight responsibility in the management of the Fisheries Sector. It has a core mandate of formulating and implementing sector policies and strategies aimed at transforming the fisheries and aquaculture sector to contribute more effectively to national development through science, technology, innovation and institutional capacity.
The Ministry has two (2) implementing agencies, namely; the Fisheries Commission (FC) and the National Premix Fuel Secretariat (NPFS) The Fisheries Commission is the key implementing agency of the Ministry established under the Fisheries Act, 2002 (Act 625) with a Board and Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. The Fisheries Commission regulates and mages the utilization of fishery and aquaculture resources through effective policy implementation. It advises the Minister on matters pertaining to ensuring the sustainable exploitation of the fisheries resources. The Commission has offices in all the sixteen (16) administrative regions of Ghana.
The National Premix Fuel Secretariat (NPFS) was established by the National Premix Fuel Committee Regulations, 2016 (L.I 2233). The NPFS serves as the Secretariat to the National Premix Fuel Committee established to facilitate the procurement and distribution of premix fuel. The Secretariat is headed by an Administrator.
The following are the vision, mission and goal of the sector Ministry:
Vision: To promote accelerated fisheries and aquaculture development to contribute to national development.
Mission: To transform the fisheries and aquaculture sector and industry into a viable economic segment and provide support services to promote sector investment.
Goal: Increase domestic fish production to offset import of fish and fishery products, and develop and/or transform the fisheries and aquaculture sector into a viable economic segment to contribute to national development.