Cecilia Dapaah

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Cecilia Dapaah

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Mpasatia, Ghana

Cecilia Abena Dapaah is a Ghanaian politician and a member of the New Patriotic Party. She is a former Member of Parliament for the Bantama constituency and previously served as the deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works, and Housing.

Cecilia Abena Dapaah is the country's current Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.

She was born on 27 November 1954 in Mpasatia in the Ashanti Region. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and linguistics in 1979 from the University of Ghana. She holds a certificate in leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a postgraduate certificate in International Development Studies from the University of Oslo.

She was a development worker and a special assistant to President John Kufour. She was appointed Chairperson of the Board of Ghana Cocoa Processing Company in 2005 and moved from the board to become the Deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works, and Housing in 2005. Shew also served as a substantive minister from 2007 till 2008 when she contested and won the seat of the Bantama constituency. She served as a member of parliament from 2009 to 2013.

Cecilia Abena Dapaah has served on the committee of Employment, Foreign Affairs, Works and Housing, Social welfare, and Youth, Special Budget, and the Advisory Committee to the Speaker of the Parliament.

President Akuffo-Addo nominated Cecilia Abena Dapaah for the position of Minister of Aviation on 7 January 2017. She was vetted on 8 February 2017 by the Appointments Committee of the Parliament of Ghana during which she testified that make the aviation industry her priority by improving it.

Cecilia Abena Dapaah is married with one child.