President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reassigned two Ministers of State with immediate effect.

The Minister of State at the Ministry of National Security, Mr Bryan Acheampong has swapped positions with Mr Henry Quartey, the Deputy Minister for Interior.

The reassignments which take immediate effect was announced by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin in a press statement issued Thursday morning [February 13, 2020].

“Hon. Bryan Acheampong, MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of National Security, is now Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior;”

“Hon. Henry Quartey, MP, deputy Minister for Interior, is now deputy Minister at the Ministry of National Security,” the statement said and did not provide any reasons for the reassignments.

However, Graphic Online gathers there has been some friction between Mr Bryan Acheampong and the Minister of National Security, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah  

PHOTO: Henry Quartey

Profile Henry Quartey

Mr Quartey is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ayawaso Constituency in Greater Accra and was born on March 12, 1971.
As a result of the many transfers that his father faced as a Police Officer, he travelled to many parts of the country during his formative years.
He had his secondary educations at the Hams Secondary school and the Zams Secondary Technical School in Dansoman and Bolgatanga respectively.

He then moved on to have his G.C.E. O’Level at the Presbyterian Secondary School (PRESEC) in Osu.

He has enrolled at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) for a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Administration.

He has equally attended many short courses on Security and Intelligence, Organization and Mobilization among others.
He started his working career as the Sales and Marketing Assistant, Sales and Marketing Officer and later rose to become Sales and Marketing Manager, all of the BBC Trading Company Limited. He became the Regional Director, B/A – Sunyani for Dalebrook Company Limited. Hon. Henry Quartey later established the Ocean Marine Dolphins where he has been the CEO and Director Shareholder till date. He is also a Director Shareholder of Krafty Hospitality and Services Ltd based in Accra and Kumasi.

He has been an active member of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA) since it’s inception in the mid-1990s.
He is in his second term as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ayawaso Constituency in the Greater Accra Region.
He entered politics and worked with the late Hawa Yakubu, Sheik I.C. Quaye whom he took over as the Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso Central Constituency.

He has equally held many positions in the NPP

He has also served on many committees in Parliament and is also a friend to some sensitive committees.

His contribution to the Ayawaso Central Constituency as MP in terms of education, health, jobs has been immense and positively affected his constituents.
He has special interests in Intelligence and Security, Organizing and Mobilization, Football Matches and Discussions.

He is married with six children.


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