PROFILE OF THE MINISTER

 

Honorable Samuel Atta Akyea received his instrument of appointment as Minister of Works and Housing on 7th February, 2017 after due Parliamentary vetting and approval.

The Minister was born on the 20th day of August, 1962 with a twin sister Gertrude Akyea.

He has been a third time Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South having succeeded H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo on the 7th January, 2009.

He obtained his ‘O’ and A’ level Certificates from the Adisadel College, Cape Coast. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon with a Degree in Bachelor of Arts Philosophy and Law.

The Ghanaian legislator holds BL Solicitor’s Certificate and Barrister- at- Law from the Ghana School of Law in 1993.

After his call to the Ghana Bar in 1993, he did his National Service with the Criminal Division of the Attorney General’s Department.

Having become a member of the Ghana Bar Association, he joined the prestigious law firm, Messrs Akufo- Addo, Prempeh and Co from 1994 to 2002.

Thereafter, he set up his own law firm, Messrs Zoe, Akyea and Co.
In the Parliament of Ghana, he has served in the following committees:

  1. The Public Accounts Committee
  2. Judiciary Committee
  3. Foreign Affairs Committee
  4. Finance Committee

He is a Christian married to Philippina Akyea nee Lutterodt . They are blessed with two boys and a girl.