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Hon. Sampson Kwaku Boafo

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Hon. Sampson Kwaku Boafo is currently the Board Chairman of Minerals Commission, a lawyer by profession and owns S.K. Boafo & Co Chambers in Kumasi and Accra.

He has forty six (46) years of excellent and successful legal practice both in Ghana and England. He was the National Secretary to the Ghana Bar Association from 1982 to 1985. He is also an Accredited National Labour Commission (NLC) appointed Arbitrator. He became a part time Crown Prosecutor in London and the Chairman of the Inter Racial Community Project in Hackney, London whilst he was in political exile in the United Kingdom and practiced law at Lincolure in London.

He actively got involved in politics on his return to Ghana and held the following positions. He was the Councilor of the Asante Akim District council as the youth representative from 1977 to 1979, Member of Parliament for Asante Akim South constituency from 1979 to 1981, Vice president of the Committee on Labour, Social Welfare and Cooperatives, from 1979 to 1981, Vice Chairman of the Committee of the House Committee of Parliament from 1979 to 1981. He became Member of Parliament for Subin constituency, Kumasi from 1996 to 2008 and the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament from 1996 to 2000.

He became Member of Parliament for Subin constituency, Kumasi from 1996 to 2008 and the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament from 1996 to 2000. In 2001, he was appointed the Ashanti Regional Minister a position he held till 2006 making him the longest serving Regional Minister in Ashanti. Hon. S.K. Boafo was then appointed the first Minister for Chieftaincy and Culture from May 2006 till January 2009. During his term as Minister for Chieftaincy and Culture he passed the Chieftaincy Act, established the Cultural awareness month and organized the first ever Ecowas Carnival amongst many other achievements.

Hon S.K. Boafo has received several awards such as an Honorary Doctorate degree, honorary citizen of Kentucky, recognition award from the Former President His Excellency J.A. Kufour to mention but a few. Hon S.K. Boafo loves reading and watching football. He is well noted for his humility, kindness and his love for the work of God.

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Ing. (Dr) Adam Tettey Larbie

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Dr. Ing. Adam Tettey Larbie is a Board Member of the Minerals Commission. He is an expert in automotive, transport and civil / mechanical engineering.

He is the chief engineer responsible for the service of the various vehicles and machine brands including Mitsubishi, Citroen, Suzuki, DAF, Fuso, JCB and New Holland at CFAO AES in Ghana. He has extensive experience in execution of engineering projects and facilities management. He was a part time lecturer at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the KNUST.
Dr. Larbie holds a number of degrees - a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from KNUST, Kumasi, an MBA in Finance, MSc in Transportation Planning and Engineering, from the University of Southampton, UK and a BSc Mechanical Engineering, KNUST.

He is a member of a number of professional bodies including the Ghana Institute of Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

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Madam Lydia Alhassan

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Miss Lydia Seyram Alhassan is an entrepreneur, owner and Chief Executive Officer of Lymens Medical Supplies Limited. Lymens is a pharmaceutical wholesale company that distributes its branded Generic medicines to health institutions across the country.

She holds a degree in Entrepreneurship, from Greenhill College, Ghana Institute of Public Administration (GIMPA). She also holds EMBA Marketing, from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).
Miss Alhassan is an executive member of the Chamber of Pharmacy, Ghana. She also serves as the Vice President of the Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Association (PIWA).

At the maiden Pharma Awards held on the 2nd of March 2018, Lydia was awarded the overall Woman of Excellence in the pharmaceutical industry for the year 2017, by the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ghana.
She is currently the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency and a Board Member of the Minerals Commission of Ghana.

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Hon. Joseph Albert Quarm

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Hon. Joseph Albert Quarm is a Board Member of the Minerals Commission. He is a visionary entrepreneur, a politician, a land reclamation expert in mining, a research scientist, a lead advocate against environmental degradation, a teacher and a best-selling author and publisher of science text books.

Hon. Quarm is committed to developing the intellectual capacity of the next generation. Currently partners international development experts for sustainable development initiatives in Africa and beyond.

Hon. Quarm holds a BSc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences and Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) in Biological Science with specialization in environmental mining and land reclamation, all from KNUST, Kumasi. He is currently the Member of Parliament for Manso Nkwanta Constituency and a member of the Environment, Science and Technology Committee and the Privileges Committee of Parliament.

As an astute teacher and writer, Hon. Quarm taught A’ level Biology and GCSE O’ level Science at Nothycote College in Bushbury, Wolverhampton, UK through teacher training agency as well as Integrated science at Prempeh College in Ghana. He is the founder of Prof-Quarm Publications Limited, Publishers of Science text books for basic and senior high schools in West Africa.

With strong entrepreneurial spirit, he owns a 120 bed capacity hospital at Nsiana in the Amansie West District of Ashanti Region. As a Land Reclamation Expert and a Mining Consultant, Hon. Quarm has worked as an environmental officer at Central Africa Gold Ghana Limited at Bibiani in the Western Region.

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Mrs. Judy Crayem

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Mrs. Judy Crayem is a Board Member of the Minerals Commission. She is a Public Relations Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Rapport Services and until 2014, the owner and Proprietor of Institute of Languages Professional Training and Computer Technology, a facility which has since been leased to Bridge School.

She has been associated with the Mining Industry since May 1988 as Office Administrator at BHP Minerals, Ghana Incorporated, until the company relocated its headquarters from Accra to Takoradi in1993. Between 1993 and 1995, she worked with DHL as Marketing and Sales Co-ordinator and again with Societe General de Surveillance (SGS) as Marketing Manager/Credit Controller.

In 1995, she established Rapport Services, a public relations company, acting as facilitators for newly established exploration companies in Ghana including; Hemlo Gold, Carlin Resources, Birim Gold Fields, Jandeera Resources and JCI.

From 1997 – 2001, Mrs. Crayem served as a consultant to Ghana Chamber Of Mines as lead person for their public and community relations outreach project (Responsible Care Programme) and was retained from 2001 - 2004 as lead consultant for the Chamber Group on Mining in Production Forests to engage in dialogue with the Executive, Legislature and Academia, which led to companies like Chirano and Newmont, Akyem to continue their operations, and eventually become fully operating mines.

Mrs. Crayem is also a Consultant for the Jewellers Association of Ghana and the initiator of the GOLD STATEMENT PROJECT, a yearly Conference, Sales Exhibition and Jewellery Catwalk event.

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Mr James Ataki

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Dr. James Ataki is a Board Member of the Minerals Commission. Prior to his appointment as a Board Member of the Commission, he lectured at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology KNUST Kumasi where he teaches Instrumental Methods of analysis and Forensic Toxicology in the MSc/MPhil. Forensic Science programme.

He worked with the Ghana Standards Authority as a Chief Scientific Officer until his compulsory retirement after attaining the age of 60years in the year 2013. In that position he was involved in the baseline study sponsored by SOS International when Newmont was about to start mining in the Akyem Districts in the Eastern Region in 2006.

Dr. Ataki is a qualified Medical Biochemist. He has been a team member in the development of some National Policies and Guidelines in testing of substances of abuse in Schools and Workplaces. He has also served on the committee on Forensic Toxicology Services in Ghana. He has worked with various organizations such as UNODC, UNICEF, UNDP, District Assemblies, Departments and Ministries.

He specializes in Standardization activities and Forensic Toxicology, with special emphasis on postmortem toxicology, trace metal analysis in body fluids, seized material and crime scene substance analysis. He introduced novel techniques in the analysis of substances of abuse in body fluids of individuals registering in the workplace drug testing programme.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Biochemistry from Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UK.

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Torgbui Awusu III

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Torgbui Awusu III (known in private life as Samuel Kofi Dunyo), is a Board Member of the Minerals Commission. He was appointed on 9th August 2018 and is currently a consultant at the Mexamgad Group Solar Energy Company Limited.

He holds an MA in Organization Development from the Organization Development Institute, Ghana, M.Phil in Archaeology and Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Archaeology) both from the University of Ghana, Legon. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention, from the College of Venereal Diseases Prevention, London, UK. In addition, he is a member of Business Executives, United Kingdom and holds their Practitioners Certificate and Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Torgbui Awusu III was a former District Chief Executive (2008-2009) at the Ketu North District Assembly and was also a former administrator of Volta Regional Centre for National Culture.

He is a council member of the Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS), as well as the Volta Regional Chairman of the GNAPS. Torgbui has over 22 years working experience as a lecturer/consultant, business executive, politician, administrator and social/health care worker.

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Mr. Addae Antwi-Boasiako

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Mr. Addae Antwi-Boasiako is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Minerals Commission.

He is a Human Resource Expert and holds Msc. HRM Degree from Graduate Management School Salford University, UK.Mr. Antwi-Boasiako also holds BSc (Admin) from University of Ghana, Legon.

He worked at Ashanti Goldfields Company and Anglogold Ashanti for over 19 years rising to become Head of HR, AGA West Africa Region – Ashanti assets. He was also the immediate past Managing Director of Great Consolidated Diamonds Ltd. Akwatia.

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