March 3, 2021

Hon. Mohammed Awal Profile: Minister Designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture

Hon. Mohammed Awal Full Name Ibrahim Mohammed Awal  is a Ghanaian journalist, marketer, entrepreneur and politician. He was born in the year 1962 in the Northern Region of Ghana.

He has served as CEO of Graphic Communications Group and Chase Petroleum. He is the former Minister of Business Development of Ghana.

Let’s delve into his biography below.

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Full Name

He was born Ibrahim Mohammed Awal.


He was born in the year 1962 in the Northern Region. He is 59 years old as of the year 2021.


He hails from the Northern Region of Ghana.


He has secondary level education at the Yendi Senior High School in the Northern Region of Ghana before proceeding to the Ghana Institute of Journalism at Accra.

 He holds a Masters in Applied Business Research from the Swiss Business School, Switzerland, and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon.

He obtained a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Wales, United Kingdom.

Career and Politics

After completing the school of journalism, He  joined the Graphic Communications Group Limited first as a reporter and was later promoted to page editor.

He was promoted to the position of general manager for marketing after a brief stint as the advertising manager.

He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company in 2007. He resigned in 2010 to take up the position of Managing Director of Chase Petroleum — a down stream oil marketing company.Mohammed Awal

On 12 January 2017, Mohammed Awal was nominated by President Akuffo-Addo for the position of Minister for Business Development.

She is on the list presented to parliament for approval on 21st January 2021, by the president of Ghana Nana Akuffo-Addo, as the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture designate.

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