The Ministry is headed by a Minister and supported by a Deputy Minister to provide political leadership of the elected government for the sector.

Profile of  the Minister

Hon.-Henry-QUARTEY_OfficialHon. Henry Quartey is a multi-dimensional professional with a range of experiences in sales, marketing, marine services, and politics with a special interest in security and intelligence services.

In addition, he has great political experience ranging from grassroots party activism and mobilization to parliamentary representation as well as a Minister of State.

All these began as Electoral Area Coordinator, through becoming the Greater Accra Regional Deputy Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), coordinating campaigns of the current President at the regional level (Greater Accra Region – 2010 and 2014) to becoming Member of Parliament (currently in 3rd term) for the Ayawaso Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, serving as a Deputy Minister of the Interior (2017 – 2020), a Deputy Minister of National Security (2020-2021) and Greater Accra Regional Minister (2021-2024).

He has served on lots of Committees in the 6th and 7th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana such as the Roads and Transport Committee as well as the Gender and Children Committee. He has also been a friend to some sensitive Committees such as the Defence and Interior Committee. Currently, in the 8th Parliament, he is a member of the Appointment Committee and a friend to several committees.

All of these have been possible due to his exceptional interpersonal, organizational, mobilization, activism, and advocacy skills.

He envisaged to constantly develop himself while he contributed his quota to nation-building and people development as a whole. This, Hon. Henry Quartey, has demonstrated through his leadership at the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Ghana, as the Interior Minister.

He attended the University of Harvard (Harvard Kennedy School of Governance) in Boston, in the United States (US) where he undertook an Executive Masters course in National and International Security.

Hon. Henry Quartey again, graduated from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) with an Executive Master of Arts Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security.

Hon. Henry Quartey is currently the Interior Minister of the Republic of Ghana where he is in charge of ensuring the internal security of the country. Additionally, Hon. Henry Quartey leads the Interior Ministry which has oversight responsibilities of 10 State agencies or institutions charged with ensuring national security and internal cohesion. Undoubtedly, he is one of the best-performing Ministers (appointees) in President Akufo-Addo’s government today. His outstanding performance as the Greater Accra Regional Minister earned him lots of admiration across the country. This, Ghanaians expect more from him as he leads the Interior Ministry today.

Due to his hard work, dedication, and tenacity as the Greater Accra Regional Minister, he introduced the “Operation Clean Your Frontage” policy, among others. Hon. Henry Quartey was honoured recently with the Order of Volta Companion Award which was conferred on him by the President of the Republic, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. This was in honour of his role played as a Member of the Covid-19 Taskforce during the pandemic.

Equally, Hon. Henry Quartey has received several awards such as an award from the Greater Accra Presiding Members; Adom FM’s one of the Best Ministers in 2022 where Hon. Henry Quartey has been adjudged as the Best Performing Regional Minister two consecutive times; FAKS Investigative Services 2020 Second Best performing Deputy Minister (Interior) and 2022 Best Performing Regional Minister (Greater Accra Region) respectively for An Honorary Award for Exemplary Leadership by the Civil Service of Ghana; among others

Hon. Henry Quartey is a devoted Christian and is married with seven (7) children.


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