Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is the a Ghanaian medical doctor and politician.
He was born on the 23rd of May, 1968 in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
He is a former Minister of Education. He is on the list presented to parliament for approval on 21st January 2021, by the president of Ghana Nana Akuffo-Addo, as the Energy minister designate.
Let’s delve into his biography below.
He was born on the 23rd of May, 1968 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region of Ghana.
He is a cousin to former President Agyekum Kuffour. He is divorced.
He studied Human Biology and Medicine at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He went on to the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for his post-graduate certification.
Career and Politics
Dr. Prempeh has worked as a Medical Doctor in Ghana and the United Kingdom. He is a Surgeon and a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom.
He also served as CEO of Keyedmap Security Services Limited from the year 2004 to 2009.
He was appointed by President Nana Akufo-Addo on 10 January 2017 to serve as Minister for Education of Ghana.
He is also the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He has won the seat for the NPP from the year 2016 till date.
He served in that role for 4 years till 6 January 2021 when the tenure of office of the president and his ministers ended.
He is a leading pioneer in the “FREE SHS’ agenda propounded by the New Patriotic Party.
He is on the list presented to parliament for approval on 21st January 2021, by the president of Ghana Nana Akuffo-Addo, as the Energy minister designate.
Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
He goes by the handle @matthewoprempeh on Instagram, @MatthewOPrempeh on Twitter and Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh on facebook.