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Ishmael Ashitey Greater Accra Region

Ishmael Ashitey is 62 years old (2017). He is a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he graduated in 1977 with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.



He also holds an Executive Master’s degree in Governance and Leadership from GIMPA. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer at the Accra Brewery Limited for 13 years.

He served as Member of Parliament for Tema East from 1996 to 2008, and between that period, he was first appointed as Minister of State for Fisheries from 2001 to 2003 by former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

From 2003 to 2004, he was a Minister of State for Trade and Industry.

In Parliament, he was the Deputy Ranking Member on the Mines and Energy Committee, a Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Member on the Committee on Communications and Chairman of the Government Assurances Committee.

He has been the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party from 2010 to date.

He is married with four children.