Dr. S. Nana Ato Arthur

Country of current residence

Ghana

Profession

Urban / Rural Planner and Developer

Degrees / expertise

M.Sc.(Development Planning and Management), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana;

PG Dip.(Regional Planning and Management), Universitat Dortmund, Germany;

B.Sc.(Eng), South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China.

Professional experience

May 2006-Jan 2009 Regional Minister, Central Regional Coordinating Council, Cape Coast

• Appointed by the President of Ghana, I was the representative of the President in the region. Responsible for monitoring, evaluation, and coordination of the performance of all the 17 Metro/Municipal/District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the decentralized departments in the region;

 

 

May 2005-May 2006 Deputy Regional Minister, Central Regional Coordinating Council, Cape Coast

• Appointed by the President, I assisted the Regional Minister in the execution of government projects/programmes in the region. Assigned in charge of all the 17 Metro/Municipal/District Assemblies in the region;

 

 

March 2001-May 2005 District Chief Executive (Mayor), Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) District Assembly, Elmina

• As the representative of the President at the District Assembly designated by law as the highest political body, I was responsible for the overall development of the KEEA District. Under my leadership and guidance, I ensured the preparation of the Elmina 2015 Strategy which became the development blueprint of the district assembly;

 

 

December 1998-March 2001 Management Consultant, State Enterprises Commission, Accra

• As the consulting agency of Government, my responsibilities included contract negotiations, performance monitoring and evaluation of 11 State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Ghana;

 

 

March 1991-December 1998 Engineer, Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA), Accra

• As an engineer with the public service, my responsibilities included planning, design, construction and supervision of irrigation projects in Ghana.

 

2012

Arthur, S.  2012.  Decentralisation and Political Accountability of Local Government in Ghana - A case Study of KEEA Municipality.  Thesis at  Faculty of Arts, University of Bonn.  Further Information

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Research countries
  • Ghana
Professional experience

May 2006-Jan 2009 Regional Minister, Central Regional Coordinating Council, Cape Coast

• Appointed by the President of Ghana, I was the representative of the President in the region. Responsible for monitoring, evaluation, and coordination of the performance of all the 17 Metro/Municipal/District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the decentralized departments in the region;

 

 

May 2005-May 2006 Deputy Regional Minister, Central Regional Coordinating Council, Cape Coast

• Appointed by the President, I assisted the Regional Minister in the execution of government projects/programmes in the region. Assigned in charge of all the 17 Metro/Municipal/District Assemblies in the region;

 

 

March 2001-May 2005 District Chief Executive (Mayor), Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) District Assembly, Elmina

• As the representative of the President at the District Assembly designated by law as the highest political body, I was responsible for the overall development of the KEEA District. Under my leadership and guidance, I ensured the preparation of the Elmina 2015 Strategy which became the development blueprint of the district assembly;

 

 

December 1998-March 2001 Management Consultant, State Enterprises Commission, Accra

• As the consulting agency of Government, my responsibilities included contract negotiations, performance monitoring and evaluation of 11 State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Ghana;

 

 

March 1991-December 1998 Engineer, Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA), Accra

• As an engineer with the public service, my responsibilities included planning, design, construction and supervision of irrigation projects in Ghana.

 

Degrees

M.Sc.(Development Planning and Management), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana;

PG Dip.(Regional Planning and Management), Universitat Dortmund, Germany;

B.Sc.(Eng), South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China.

Doctoral research funded by

Katholischer Akademischer Auslander-Dienst (KAAD)

S. Nana Ato Arthur

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change