Dr. Benjamin Aggrey Ntim is an Engineer by profession and a Member of
the Ghana Institution of Engineers. He received his B.Sc. (Engineering),
1st Class Honours in 1966 and then Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering
from London University. Thereafter, he worked for three years as a
research and design Engineer on turbine and compressor blades for
aircraft engines at Rolls Royce Ltd., Derby in England. He was a
lecturer at the University of Science and Technology for nine years
before joining UNESCO in Paris as a Programme Specialist in Engineering.
He was transferred from Paris to UNESCO-South Africa, Pretoria, as the
Sub-Regional Science and Technology Advisor in 1996 where he rose to
become a Director at the Office.
Dr Benjamin Aggrey Ntim was appointed
the Minister of Communications on 1st August 2007. Before then he was
the Deputy Minister of Communications since March 2005. He is also the
first Chairman of the Council of the Ghana Telecom University College
since it was set up in April 2005. Prior to this he served as the
Consultant Engineer for the Implementing Committee for the establishment
of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Dr Ntim has wide experience in the planning, management, monitoring and
evaluation of institutions and projects related to communications,
energy, education, aviation and science, technology and engineering. He
served as the coordinating Minister for the privatization of both Ghana
Telecom and Westel to Vodafone and Celtel/Zain, respectively.