Who Is John Peter Amewu
John Peter Amewu is a Ghanaian politician and the current Minister of Energy in Ghana, he was appointed as the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources in 2017.
On 9th of August 2018; Hon. John Peter Amewu was reassigned by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as Minister of Energy and his portfolio has remained same.
Place of Birth
John Peter Amewu was born in Wli Todzi;Hohoe district of the volta region.
John-Peter Amewu is over 48 years old.
Hon. Amewu holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ghana, Legon and Post Graduate Executive MBA in International Energy Industry Management and Masters in Petroleum Law and Policy from the University of Dundee (UK).
He has participated and undergone several mining professional training and attained various certificates from some prestigious Universities in Australia (the University of Sydney and University of Western Australia).
In May 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo named John Peter Amewu as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet.
The names of the 19 ministers were submitted to the Parliament of Ghana and announced by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Ocquaye.
As a Cabinet minister, John Peter Amewu is part of the inner circle of the president and is to aid in key decision-making activities in the country.
He won the 2020 Ghanaian general election parliamentary seat to represent Hohoe in the Ghana Parliament.
Hon. John Peter Amewu is a Cost Engineer by profession with broader knowledge in the Energy and Mining Industry.
He is a co-founder of Africa Centre for Energy Policy– ACEP where he worked as the Director of Policy and Research and provided pro-active and comprehensive policy related advice to support a variety of Government and Private Sector Projects.
He has more than 15 years’ experience in Government, Private Sector, Civil Society and International Development Organizations and has participated and undergone several mining professional training and attained various certificates from some Australia’s prestigious Universities (University of Sydney and University of Western Australia).
He is the Chairman of Board of Directors of major private institutions in Ghana and a professional international consultant in his area of expertise (Mining and Petroleum).
His contributions in providing solutions to the problems in the Energy Sector especially in the area of Renewable Energy Policy, World Fiscal System in Oil, Gas and Mining, Petroleum Taxation, Finance & Petroleum and Mining Revenue Management in Ghana have earned him both local and international acclamation and recognition.
He was the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Hohoe Municipal Assembly from 2005 – 2009 and currently the Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Volta Region.
He served as the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources from 2016 till later this year when he was appointed the Acting Energy Minister. Hon. Amewu is known for his eloquence, pro-activeness, innovations and analytical skills.
He is married with three children.