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Seth Terkper

Seth Terkper

Seth Emmanuel Terkper is a Ghanaian chartered accountant and politician who served as the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning of Ghana from 2013 to 2017 under the John Mahama Government

1980

Early life and education
05 July 1980

Early life and education

Seth Terkper, born in Somanya, Ghana, began his education in the Presby cluster of schools and later earned a Bachelor's degree in B.Comm from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana; he is also a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University's Kennedy School.

2000

Early career
05 July 2000

Early career

Prior to joining the IMF, Terkper held various positions, including Senior Economist, in the Fiscal Affairs Department, where he led technical assistance missions to member-states and played a significant role in the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) in Ghana, utilizing his expertise in fiscal affairs, accounting, and public administration.

2009

Political career
05 July 2009

Political career

Seth Terkper served as the Deputy Minister for Finance and Economic Planning in Ghana, where he worked on budget, revenue policy, and administration, actively participated in government business in Parliament, chaired the joint Steering Committee of the Ghana Revenue Authority and Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System reforms, and later became the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning under President John Dramani Mahama, while also engaging in consulting work and holding leadership positions in various sectors.

2011

Author
05 July 2011

Author

In 2011, Terkper authored a book on VAT titled "VAT Handbook" published by Thompson-Reuters, and he maintains a strong passion for research, publications, reviews, and teaching.

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