Ignatius Baffour-Awuah

Ignatius Baffour-Awuah

Ignatius Baffour-Awuah is a Ghanaian politician currently serving as the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations.

19 September 1966

Early life and education

He was born on August 24, 1966, in Nsoatre, Bono Region, Ghana, he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1992 and a post-graduate diploma in management consultancy in 2017.

19 September 2001


 Baffour Awuah began his career as an Accountant with the European Union-funded Micro-projects in Atebubu and later became the Operations Manager for Nsotreman Rural Bank. In 2001, he entered local politics as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Sunyani District Assembly, serving for four years. He then became the Deputy Regional Minister of the Brong Ahafo Region in 2005 and subsequently the Regional Minister from 2006 to 2008.

19 September 2008

Political life

He joined the New Patriotic Party, serving as a District Chief Executive in President Kufour's government, later becoming deputy regional minister and then regional minister in the Brong-Ahafo region. He won the 2008 parliamentary election for the Sunyani West constituency.

19 September 2017

Cabinet minister

President Nana Akufo-Addo appointed Baffour-Awuah as one of nineteen ministers in his cabinet, a role involving crucial involvement in the president's decision-making processes.

19 September 2023


Baffour-Awuah serves as a member of the House Committee, the Privileges Committee, and the Selection Committee.

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