Minister of Ports, Harbors, and Railways Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi of Ghana

Since 2003, Ameyaw-Akumfi has been the Minister of Education.
Ameyaw-Akumfi has participated in the University of Ghana system for many years and has been especially instrumental in the reform and decentralization of the university system in the country.
Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi was elected to the post of Minister for Habours Railways in Ghana in 2003.
Professor Ameyaw-Akumfi has served as a member of the Ghana Science Association, West African Science Association, The Crustacean Society, The New York Academy of Sciences as well as the International Association of Astocologists and American Society of Zoologists.
Prof Ameyaw Akumfi received 77 of the 80 votes on offer, while his only challenger, Antwi-Boasiako, headmaster of Techiman Secondary school, received just three.
Harbours and Railways Minister Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi has rejected media reports that his Ministry has granted mineral concessions to Kampac group of companies developing the western railway lines.
Professor Akumfi said this on the sidelines, of the presentation of the report of the Committee of Enquiry into the April 2006 Volta Lake Boat Disaster in Accra.
Ameyaw Akumfi said his Ministry has awarded the construction of the western railway lines to Kampac group of companies on a Build- Operate- Transfer basis.
Ameyaw-Akumfi was born on 21st January, 1945 at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Ameyaw-Akumfi was at Adisadel College where he pursued a Secondary Education Course, obtaining GCE Ordinary Level in 1963 and GCE Advanced Level in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry in 1965.
Ameyaw-Akumfi was at the University of Ghana where he obtained Bachelor of Science (Hons.
Ameyaw-Akumfi chaired various committees of the University and acted as Vice Chancellor in the absence of the substantive Vice Chancellor.
Ameyaw-Akumfi has won many awards.
Ameyaw-Akumfi is a member of several professional bodies, namely, the Ghana Science Association, West African Science Association, and Crustacean Society.
Ameyaw-Akumfi was the Vice President of the Ghana Institute of Biology.
Ameyaw-Akumfi was the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Cape Coast; Pro Vice Chancellor, UCC; Coordinator, National Science Resource Centre; Policy Adviser to the Minister of Education; Director-General of the Ghana Education Service and Minister of Education.
Ameyaw-Akumfi has actively participated in the politics of the Danquah-Busia tradition.
Ameyaw-Akumfi was appointed the Minister for Education.
He was the Parliamentary Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Techiman North Constituency in 1992.
Ameyaw-Akumfi said the Ministry planned an educational programme to sensitise teachers, pupils, students and workers on the effects of the disease, starting with newly trained teachers, but that this would require more funds.
Ameyaw-Akumfi said the NPP has an old tradition of building effective and reliable structures at the grass roots all over the country which puts the party in touch with the electorates in the over 20,000 poling stations to interact with them, know their needs and address them as well as explain government policies to them.
Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi has donated an amount of GH¢1000 to the School of Biological Sciences Students Association of Ghana (BIOSTAG.
Ameyaw Akumfi was for sometime, a Professor of the then Department of Zoology, Dean of the former Faculty of Science and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of this University.
Ameyaw-Akumfi said the government would make alternative arrangements to import fuel because the main pumping line of the refinery has been damaged.
Speaking at the Ministry's turn at the Meet the Press Series in Accra, Professor Ameyaw-Akumfi said the Railways Sector remained the biggest challenge to the various sectors under the Ministry and needed help as soon as possible to save it from collapse.
Professor Ameyaw-Akumfi said two major stumbling blocks were preventing the smooth running of negotiations, which he mentioned as further deterioration of some of the lines and rolling stock as well as funds for severance awards for the approximately 3,650 workers.
Professor Ameyaw-Akumfi said the house was 87 feet from the track with the Railway line working within a comfortable 50 feet adding that the house posed no problem for construction work.
Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi said he never lost touch with the people.
Ameyaw-Akumfi was addressing the opening of the Third Maritime Law Seminar for Judges of the Superior Courts of Ghana held in Accra recently.
Ameyaw-Akumfi is not unaware of the fact that the impact of maritime transport is not only manifested in revenue generation at the ports and the taxes on imported goods, but also, in the number of maritime transport ancillary activities in the transport chain.
The Minister for Harbours and Railways, Professor Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi has urged New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential aspirants to encourage alliances and merges in the run up to the December 22 congress.
The Minister for Harbours and Railways, Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi has met the Chairman of the National Labour Commission in an effort to resolve the impasse between management and workers of the Ghana Railway Company Limited over salaries and other conditions of service.
Ameyaw-Akumfi said works have also been initiated for the installation of an electronic surveillance system with coverage range of 200 nautical miles into the sea and a complete coastline stretch from Axim to Odaa for 24-hour surveillance on territorial waters and the economic exclusive zone.
Ameyaw-Akumfi said 20 coaches and a locomotive at the main yard of the Ghana Railway Company at Takoradi, which were refurbished, had been moved to Accra Railway Station awaiting a test run on the rehabilitated Accra-Tema line.
Ameyaw-Akumfi said government's intensive effort aimed at attracting investors had started yielding fruits.
international maritime instruments she had ratified.
sewage disposal and mining activities such as gas exploration.
Conventions was of great importance to his ministry.
Professor Ameyaw-Akumfi said funding tertiary education is an issue that would test the resolve of Ghanaians as people and nation.
Prof Ameyaw-Akumfi said education finance is an issue which deserves all seriousness that the nation can muster.
On the duration of JSS/SSS programmes, Professor Ameyaw-Akumfi said in considering the issue of the duration, it is important for the public to take cognisance of the significant financial and logistical cost involved.
Sector Minister, Professor Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi said The ministry is now left with half of the amount not paid.
Pipelines hitPorts Minister Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi said nine people were confirmed dead, including four whose bodies had been recovered, AFP news agency reports.
Pipelines leading to Ghana's only oil refinery have been damaged but Mr Ameyaw-Akumfi says there are enough strategic supplies to avoid any short-term problems.
Minister Akumfi said the ambitious contract, which heralded a new era in cross-border investment and economic cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and Ghana, was part of his government's policy of extending railway lines throughout the country.
THE Minister of Ports, Harbours and Railways, Professor Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi says there is massive bribery, pilfering and corruption, going on in the shipping industry.