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 Minister
Mr Ambrose Dery (MP), born on 23rd August 1956, is the current Minister for the Interior and Member of Parliament for Nandom in the Upper West Region.
He was appointed as the Minister for the Interior by the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 5th March 2021.
The Ghanaian legislator graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, in 1980, with an LLB (Hons) Second Class Upper and was called to the Bar in 1982. He was the Deputy Attorney General under President Kufuor from 2003 to 2004 and then appointed Upper West Regional Minister from 2005 to 2007.
Mr Ambrose Dery was also a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department from 2007 to 2008. He also served as the Minister for the Interior during the first term of H.E. President Akufo-Addo from 2017 to 2020.
Within the period 2009 to 2013, he was the Deputy Minority Leader of Parliament, a Member of the Pan African Parliament, leader of the Pan African Parliament’s Observer Mission to the Namibian Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in November 2009, and a leader of the Pan African Parliament fact-finding mission to La Cote d’Ivoire.
He is a Christian and married with one child.