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Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration of Republic of Ghana

Contact

Address: Box m.53, Ministries, Accra.

1 Augustino Neto Road, Airport Junction, Accra

E-mail: info@mfa.gov.gh, ipab@mfa.gov.gh

http://www.mfa.gov.gh/

The Minister

Hanna Tetteh

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana

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Minister Hanna Tetteh is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana. She is also the Member of Parliament for the Awutu-Senya West Constituency in the Central Region. Prior to her appointment as Foreign Minister in February of this year she was the Minister of Trade & Industry for the entire four-year period in the previous term of the Government of the National Democratic Congress.

In her previous position as Minister of Trade & Industry, Minister Tetteh was a member of the Economic Management Team, the National Development Planning Commission, the Millennium Development Authority Board, and the Chairperson of the Ghana Free Zones Board.

Prior to her appointment as a Minister of State from 2005 to 2008, Minister Tetteh worked with the Ghana Agro Food Company Ltd., an agro-industrial processing complex, as the General Manager (Administration, Corporate & Legal Affairs). While occupying this position she also served as a Council Member of the Association of Ghana Industries, a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Statistical and Social Research (ISSER), a member of the board of the Awutu-Emasa Rural Bank, and the board of Accra Hearts of Oak Football club.

Minister Tetteh had previously served as a Member of Parliament for the Awutu-Senya Constituency between the 2001 to 2004. (This larger constituency has now been divided into the current Awutu-Senya West and Awutu-Senya East Constituencies). During her first term as a Member of Parliament she was the Ranking Member (Minority Spokesperson) on Gender and Children and served on a number of parliamentary committees, namely the Committee on Finance, the Committee on Trade, Industry & Tourism, the Committee on Defence & Interior, the Committee on Subsidiary Legislation and the Committee on Gender and Children.

Minister is a Lawyer by profession, having studied law at the University of Ghana, Legon and obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree in 1989. She subsequently attended the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1992. She begun her legal career in private legal practice with the law firm Ansa-Asare & Co., and also worked briefly with the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice and with the Ghana Agro Food Company Ltd. as a legal advisor before successfully contesting the Parliamentary elections in December 2000. Minister Tetteh is divorced with two children, and enjoys reading, photography and playing chess.

History

Vision

A well-resourced Foreign Ministry capable of establishing, developing and sustaining international goodwill, solidarity and support for national development.

Mission

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration advises the government on the formulation of Ghana's foreign policy and implements its objectives in the most efficient and cost effective manner. The Ministry is guided by the government's promise to carry out a dynamic and people-centred foreign policy, in which ordinary Ghanaians experience the social, economic and cultural benefits of Ghana's relations with the rest of the world as stipulated in Ghana's 1992 Constitution.

Core Values

  • Advise the government on the formulation and implementation of Ghana’s foreign policy
  • Coordinate interactions between the government of Ghana and foreign governments, international organisations etc.
  • Promote political and economic cooperation on bilateral and multilateral levels
  • Promote Ghanaian exports, foreign investments and tourism as well as seek scientific, technical and cultural cooperation with other states
  • Provide protocol services
  • Provide consular services
  • Issue passports and other travel documents