|Mike Allen Hammah (MP)|
Minister for Lands and Natural Resources
Hon. Mike Allen Hammah attended Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi for his Ordinary and Advanced level education
between 1969 and 1976.
He proceeded to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology from 1976 to 1980 to pursue his first degree in Building Technology – (QS option). He continued his education to the post-graduate level at the Central University College (2007-2008), where he passed out with MBA in Finance.
He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Surveyors. Between 1980 and 1981, Hon. Mike Allen Hammah was a National Service Person at PWD Tamale and acted as the Regional Quantity Surveyor, responsible for pre-contract administration of projects. Afterwards, between 1981 and 1985, he was the Resident Quantity Surveyor for ODAIL AND PARTNERS Metallurgical Training Complex, Ajoakuta-Kwara State, Nigeria responsible for post-contract administration including preparation of final accounts. He rose to become the Chief Quantity Surveyor of PWD, Headquarters in Accra, between 1986 and 1988.
Between 1988 and 1990, he was a Partner/Technical Director, Fonani Services Limited, GH, a Building Construction Company responsible for preparing estimates for new projects, cost planning/cost control and preparation of final Accounts. He has served as a Managing Director for two firms, Ebonabe General Construction and Suppliers Limited and Strats Services Limited with the same responsibility as that of Fonani Services Limited.
Between 1996 and 2000, he was elected a Member of Parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress for Effutu Constituency and was appointed the Deputy Minister for Roads and Transport in charge of Railways, Aviation and Maritime and also a member of the Parliamentary select Committee on Privileges.
He was re-elected a Member of Parliament for Effutu and served on two Select Committees, Committee on Roads and Transport and Committee of Holding of Office of Profit. On both Committees, he was a Deputy Ranking Member. He was also a friend of the Select Committee on Finance and Agriculture. From 2004 to date Hon. Mike Allen Hammah has been a Principal Consultant for Strategic Heritage Service, a construction cost consultant firm responsible for the preparation of pretender document and Tender Evaluation.
He has also attended various workshops and courses both home and abroad. Some of the workshops and courses attended include; Public Investment Programme organised by M. D. P. I. in Ghana, Entrepreneur Development organised by Empretech Ghana Limited, Exporting to Developed countries organised by CBI– Holland in the Netherlands and Open Skies Policy African Perspective workshop organised by the US Department of Transportation in Chicago, USA among others.
Hon. Mike Hammah was sworn in as Minister for Transport by the President, H. E. Professor J.E.A. Mills, in February, 2009.
On the 4th of January, 2011, Mr Mike Allen Hammah was appointed the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources in a re-shuffle by President Mills.