Aaron Mike Oquaye
Rt Hon. Aaron Mike Oquaye is a Ghanaian politician and is the sixth speaker of the Parliament of Ghana.
He was sworn in as the Speaker of Parliament on 7 January 2017.
Date of Birth
4th April, 1944
He attended the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior Secondary School for his GCE “O” Level Certificate and Apam Secondary School for his “A” Level Certificates.
He studied at the University of Ghana and later, the University of London at Lincoln’s Inn, London.
He is a qualified solicitor and barrister, as well as the founder and senior partner of his own law firm.
He is a senior member of the Ghana Bar Association and a solicitor for some leading companies and financial institutions.
He is a professor of political science at the University of Ghana and was previously the Head of the
Department of Political Science and member of the University’s Academic Board. From 1997 to 1999, he was Vice-President of the African Association of Political Science (AAPS), based in Zimbabwe.
Oquaye has researched and written extensively on good governance, conflicts, political education, decentralization and development, human rights, military intervention in politics, NGOs, rural development and gender issues.
He is the author of the award-winning book, ‘Politics in Ghana – 1972-1979’.
From 2001 to 2004, Oquaye served as Ghana’s High Commissioner to India. In February 2005 he became Minister of Energy, and later he was moved to the post of Minister of Communications.
Oquaye was elected as a Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya for two terms, from 2004 to 2012.
From 2009 to 2012, he was the Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana.