Ever wondered who was responsible for formulating policy on Trade and Business growth within Ghana? Probably not eh?
Well anyway meet Hon. Hanna Tetteh one of the most influential women in Ghana, serving as Minister for Trade and Industry in the Current NDC government.
A Legal Practitioner by profession was born on 31st May, 1967 at Szged Hungary.
Ms Tetteh, who hails from Awutu Senya, attended Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast from 1978 to 1985. She entered the University of Ghana in 1986 and obtained a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree in 1989.Between 1989 and 1992 she studied at the Ghana Law School, Accra and obtained a Barrister-at-Law (B.L) degree.
She also worked as a Legal Officer with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) (1992-1993) and entered private legal practice with Ansa-Asare & Co. Hencil Chambers, Accra (1993-1994). She was a Legal Officer with the Commission on Human Rights & Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) (March – August, 1995).
She has held the following positions with Ghana Agro Food Company Ltd. Legal Adviser (1995-1997) Human Resource & Legal Services Manager (1998-1999), Deputy General Manager, Administration & Legal (January-December, 2000) and General Manager, Administration & Legal (2005-2009).
In December 200 0She was elected as Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya Constituency on the ticket of the NDC, a position she held until 6th January, 2005.
During that period, she served on the following Parliamentary Committees:
Ranking Member & Minority Spokesperson on Gender and Children
Ranking Member – Judiciary Committee
Member – Committee on Trade Industry & Tourism
Member – Committee on Defence & Interior
Member Deputy – Committee on Finance
Member – Committee on Subsidiary Legislation
Hon Hanna Tetteh is a member of the Ghana Bar Association.
Other positions she has held are:
Member of Governing Council – Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) (2007-2008), Chairperson – Food, Beverage & Tobacco Manufacturing Sector – Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) (2007-2008)
Chairperson – Legal & Advocacy Committee – Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) (2006-2008)
Member – Advisory Board of the Institute of Social, Statistical and Economic Research (ISSER) University of Ghana, Legon (2007-2008)
Member of the Board of Directors – Awutu Emasa Rural Bank Ltd.,
Member of the Rules Committee – (Junior Member) representing the Ghana Bar Association-Responsible for the drafting of the Rules of Procedure for the Supreme Court & Court of Appeal (1993-1995)
Hon. Hanna Tetteh was appointed Minister for Trade and Industry in February 2009 under H. E. President John Evans Atta Mills’ Government.
That is an Impressive CV Ms Tetteh has got there and is further proof of Ghanaians born outside of Ghana coming back to the country make an impact!
Ben JK Anim-Antwi