The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has released the first batch of ministerial list to Parliament for consideration in there is the Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture – Ibrahim Awal Mohammed.
He is journalist, marketer, entrepreneur and politician. He also served as CEO of Graphic Communications Group and Chase Petroleum.
He served as Minister of Business Development of Ghana for the first term of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mohammed Awal worked at the Graphic Communications Group Limited first as a reporter and later page editor. He was promoted to the position of general manager for marketing after a brief stint as the advertising manager. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company in 2007. He resigned in 2010 to take up the position of Managing Director of Chase Petroleum — a downstream oil marketing company. In 2009, he was awarded the Marketing Man of the year for his contribution towards marketing in Ghana by the Charted Institute of Marketing Ghana. At the time of his appointment, Mohammed Awal was the CEO of Marble Communication Group Limited, a private publishing house in Ghana.
Mr. Awal takes over from Barbara Otemg Gyasi, who lost her Parliamentary seat in the last General Election.