Dr. Kwaku Afriyie

Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation-Ghana

Honorable Dr. Kwaku Afriyie is currently the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation and a Member of Parliament for the Sefwi Wiawso Constituency. He is a Medical Doctor by profession and a farmer. He previously served as Minister of the Ministries of Health, Lands and Natural Resources, Western Regional Minister, and Minister of State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA). He holds a Master of Public Health from Tulane University, New Orleans, an MB CBH from the University of Ghana Medical School, and a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr Kwaku Afriyie was the Managing Director of Afriyie Farms from 1990 to 2016 and the Managing Director of Green shield Hospital from 1994 to 2014. As Health Minister, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie introduced and implemented the well-known National Health Insurance Scheme, the National Post–Graduate Training program of Doctors and established the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons for a Postgraduate training of Doctors in Ghana. Dr. Afriyie, also 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 etc.  In his role as Minister of Environment, Science and Technology,