Dr. Kwaku Afriyie Western Region

Kwaku Afriyie is 63 years old (2017) and hails from Sefwi Wiawso. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery from the University of Ghana Medical School; a Master of Public Health (MPH) Tulane University, New Orleans; and is a fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.



He worked at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, the Effia Nkwanta Hospital and became the Director of Health Service at the Bibiani Government Hospital from 1982 to 1994. He was also the Managing Director of Greenshield Hospital in Sefwi Wiawso from 2005 to 2014.

He was Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines in 2001; served as Minister of Health from 2001 to 2005.

As Health Minister, he introduced and implemented the National Health Insurance Scheme; introduced the National Post–Graduate Training programme of Doctors; established the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons for Post graduate training of Doctors in Ghana and also introduced the National Ambulance System in 2004.

Within the period of President Kufuor’s government, he served as a member of Cabinet Sub-committee on Cocoa Affairs (2001-2005); Member of National Development Planning Committee (2001-2004); Member of National AIDS Commission; and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Electricity Company of Ghana.

Deputy Regional Ministers

 
Region Name of Deputy Regional Minister
Upper West Mr Amidu Ishaq
Upper East Frank Fuseini
Northern Solomon Namlit Boar
Brong Ahafo Evans Opoku Bobie
Ashanti Elizabeth Agyemang
Eastern Joseph Tetteh
Western Eugenia Kusi
Central Thomas Adjei
Volta Maxwell Blagogee
Greater Accra Elizabeth Sackey