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Nii Armah Ashitey

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Preceded by  Nii Adu Daku Mante
President  John Dramani Mahama

Name  Nii Ashitey
Role  Lawyer
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Preceded by  Moses Asaga (Employment and Social Welfare)
President  John Atta Mills John Dramani Mahama
Preceded by  Shiekh Ibrahim Cudjoe Quaye
Succeeded by  Joshua Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo
Education  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Political party  National Democratic Congress

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Nii Armah Ashitey is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Korle Klottey and is also the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations in the Ghana government.



Ashietey studied at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology at Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social sciences. He later became a Barrister-at-Law in 1986 after studying at the Ghana School of Law. He worked as the Chief executive officer of Ocerec Company Limited in Accra before going into politics.


Ashitey was the Chief executive for the Tema Metropolitan Area between 1993 and 2001. He joined the National Democratic Congress and stood on their ticket in the Ghanaian general election in December 2004, losing narrowly to the New Patriotic Party candidate Nii Adu Daku Mante. Four years later, he stood again for the same seat, winning with 50.6% of the vote and a majority of 2,622 (4.3%).

In 2009, He was appointed as the Regional Minister for the Greater Accra Region by President Mills in his government. He continued in this position after the death of President Mills. After John Dramani Mahama won the Ghanaian general election in December 2012, he was appointed as the new Minister for Employment and Labour Relations.


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