High-Level Segment (HLS) of Council 2008

Geneva, 12-13 November 2008


Photo: H.E. Dr. Benjamin Aggrey Ntim, Minister of Communications, GhanaBiography of H.E. Dr. Benjamin Aggrey Ntim,
Minister of Communications,
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.

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