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Minister for Energy

Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei
Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, the Minister for Energy was born on 3rd May 1958. He is married to Mrs Magaret Oteng-Adjei and blessed with children.

Dr Oteng-Adjei had his first Degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi from 1977 to 1980.

Thereafter, he pursued a course in Power Systems with a Canadian, Commonwealth Scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada from 1984 to 1987.

From 1984-1987, Dr Adjei  enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada and did his PhD in Power Systems with a Canadian Natural Science  and Engineering Research Council Scholarship.

As someone who has inclination towards administration, between 1998 and 1999, he was admitted at Canfield University, Bedford, England where he pursued a Masters Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Macro Economics.

On Employment record, Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei has worked at the following institutions:

Academic Registrar (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana from October 2006 to January 2009.

Senior Lecturer and Director (Greenhill College) October 2005-October 2006.

Senior Lecturer (Finance & Quantitative Analysis) and Director, (Quality Assurance, Standards & Accreditation) June 2005-September 2005.

Senior Lecturer and Acting Dean (Graduate Studies) and Director for GIMPA Business School. October 2003-December 2004.

Senior Lecturer, Director (Graduate Studies) and Co-ordinator for Executive Masters Programmes, GIMPA. July 2002-September 2003.

Technical Advisor, Energy Commission, Accra, Ghana. March 2001 June 2002.
The Energy Minister has also provided Consultancy Services to several bodies including:

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Central University College (May-August 2008)
University College of Entrepreneurship (January-May 2008)
West African Power Pool (WAPP) June 2007
KAAF Business Education Programme (May 2007)
Public Utilities Regulatory Commission  (April 2007)
Energy Commission (January 2007)
Ghana Baptist Convention-Business Education Programme (August 2006)
Millennium Challenge Account (April 2006)
Utility Tariff Review for 2006 (Electricity & Waste)
International Finance Corporation (IFC) June 2004.

Politically,  the Energy minister has been a staunch member of the NDC party and has held the following positions over the years:

A member, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Bosomtwe Constituency, Ashanti Region from1993 to date.  He also contested Bosomtwe seat in Ashanti Region from 1996, 2000 & 2008 elections.

The Minister was a member of National Campaign Team for NDC 2008 Elections, a working Secretary, Manifesto Committee for NDC, 2008 Elections.

Dr  Oteng-Adjei was one time a member of Bosomtwe-Kwanwoman District Assembly from July 1998 to February 2001 as well as Accra Metropolitan Assembly from 1994 to 1998.

Dr Oteng-Adjei has 15 publications on Energy to his credit. He has also supervised over 15 thesis and (5) long essays for post graduate and undergraduate levels respectively.

He is a football enthusiast.

He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers (USA) since 1987 to date and Ghana Institute of Engineers (Sector Members) (1992 to date)