PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION, GHANA

Efficiency, Accountability and Integrity
Commission

Prof. Victor Kwame Agyeman, ESQ FGA FGIF BSc MPhil PhD LLB QC(BL)

CHAIRMAN

Prof. Victor Kwame Agyeman, Esq. was appointed as the Chairman of the Public Services Commission by H. E. the President of the Republic on 16th March, 2023 and sworn into office on 17th May, 2023. He took over from Dr. (Mrs.) Janet Ampadu-Fofie Esq., who successfully retired on 16th March, 2023.

Prof. Agyeman comes to the job with a track record of transformation and change management of research organisations within the Ghana Public Service. He has a demonstrable ability to initiate and see-through institutional reform programmes, including the development of innovative performance appraisal systems. He has expertise in networking and strategizing with staff to achieve a cohesive and vibrant organisation. He also has the ability to strongly advocate his institution’s goals among governments and decision makers.

Prof. Agyeman is a policy analyst, resource management expert, research scientist, ecologist and a lawyer. In addition, Prof. Agyeman has expertise in strategic planning, public administration and management, research administration and management, and strategic transformational change implementation.


Michael N. Y. Aduahene-Darko, ESQ.

MEMBER

Michael has a multi-discipline background. He  has work experience in Marketing, Law, Banking, Academia and Human Resources Management. Michael’s portfolio of roles cut across the public and private sectors. He served as, a professional marketer for over 23 years, a lawyer for 11 years post call to the bar and over 15 years’ continuous experience in the Banking sector playing various senior and executive roles.

He holds a BA Degree  in Social Sciences from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), MSc in International Marketing from London Southbank University,  LLB from KNUST, BL from the Ghana School of Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He’s a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana and UK, the Ghana Bar Association, and the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana.

Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Michael provided legal and marketing consultancy services for local and international organisations. His areas of specialisation and interest are business development, sales & marketing, business innovation & strategy, corporate governance and compliance. He served and continues to serve on selected Boards.

MICHAEL was appointed as a full-time member of the Public Services Commission in November, 2018.


Dr. Agyemang Frimpong

MEMBER

Dr. Agyemang Frimpong is a scholar and practitioner of Public Administration with over 20 years of experience. His industry experience started in Ghana with the Office of Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL) after graduation from KNUST with a degree in Land Economy.

He obtained his PhD degree in Public Administration & Urban Policy at The University of Akron-Ohio, USA where he also lectured as a member of the Faculty of Public Administration and Urban Studies.  He also holds a MA Degree in Urban Planning & GIS from the University of Akron-Ohio, USA as well as an MSc in Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Infrastructure from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm-Sweden.

As an academic, Dr. Frimpong primarily taught core courses of Public Administration at both undergraduate and doctoral levels. Dr. Frimpong is a Monitoring & Evaluation specialist. In between his experience in the academia, Dr. Frimpong engaged in the design and implementation of various consultancy projects for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies of Ghana in the areas of Training, Performance Management, Technical Writing as well as Monitoring & Evaluation. Prior to his appointment as a full-time member of the Public Services Commission in February 2018, Dr. Agyemang was a Lecturer with the School of Public Service and Governance at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) since 2014.


Dr. Prince Edward Darah

MEMBER

Dr. Prince Edward Darah is a scholar and a financial analyst by profession. He holds BSc in Geology, MBA and PhD in Finance and Corporate Finance respectively.

Dr. Darah managed a number of projects funded by ICASO, DIFD and USAID, among others. He worked extensively on Governance, Risk and Compliance and Health Care related projects including the development of a five-year National Advocacy Plan on Universal Access to HIV Treatment funded by ICASO. He is an Examiner with the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana.

Dr. Darah is an ardent public servant with extensive hands-on experience in the areas of Organisational Development, Risk Management, Project Management, Financial Management, Strategy and Administration.


Pauline Adobea Dadzawa

PART-TIME MEMBER

Pauline Adobea Dadzawa served as a Director of Ghana Cocoa Board and a Commission Member of the Electoral Commission of Ghana for over 14 years and is currently a facilitator of Elections programmes at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Centre.

She holds a BA Honours degree in French and Spanish and a Master’s degree in Public Sector Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She has held various senior level positions at the National Theatre of Ghana and SOS International as well as the Hospitality and Tourism industry in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is currently a part time Commissioner at the Public Services Commission of Ghana.


Prof. Kwame Boafo-Arthur

EX OFFICIO (PART TIME) MEMBER

Professor Kwame Boafo-Arthur holds a PhD (1991) in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. After obtaining his first degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana in 1979, he studied at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada for his Master of Arts Degree in Political Science (1983). He is also a Barrister-at-Law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and was called to the Bar in October 1997.

Prof. Kwame Boafo-Arthur has been teaching at the University of Ghana since October 1985. He has been a Visiting Scholar/Fellow at various institutions, notably: Nordic African Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, African Studies Centre, Leiden in the Netherlands, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, University of Uppsala, Sweden, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS-U.K.) etc. He was also a Fulbright Senior African Research Scholar at the James S.  Coleman African Studies Centre, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1998. Between 2000 and 2010, he was the Coordinator, Fulbright Hays Visiting Scholars’ Lecture Programme in Ghana.

He has published extensively on Ghana’s political economy, international economic relations, foreign policy, civil society, the environment, and African development in journals of international repute. His publications include: Regime Change and Foreign Policy Orientation in Ghanaian Politics: The Post-Nkrumah Years in Perspectives (2008), Democracy and Stability in West Africa: The Ghanaian Experience (2008), and Ghana: One Decade of the Liberal State (2007).

He has consulted for the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), International Federation of Electoral Systems (IFES), Global Coalition for Africa, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, The International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) in New York, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, USA, the Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and others. He was part of a team of Consultants for the Ghana National Reconciliation Commission.

He was the Head of Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon from January 2002 to November 2009. He was appointed the Director of the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), 2009-2012. From 2013 to 2015 he was a Visiting Professor on sabbatical leave at the Department of Political Science Education at the University of Education, Winneba.

He has been a member of several committees and boards at the University of Ghana. He has also served on various panels for the selection of Pro-Vice Chancellors and Deans apart from being a long standing member of the Appointment and Promotions Board of the University of Ghana and the Faculty of Social Science Appointment Review Committee when in active service. He was the University Assessor for Humanities at the Appointment Board of the University for four years. He has supervised many students at the MA, MPhil, and PhD levels at the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon, The Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) and the University of Education, Winneba.

He has also served as External Examiner/Assessor for the Department of Political Science and History of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone, University of Ibadan, University of Education, Winneba, Michigan State University, USA, and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Brooklyn, New York, USA.

In July 2017, Professor Boafo-Arthur was appointed the Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) by the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo. In September 2021, Professor Kwame Boafo-Arthur was appointed by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the newly created Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC). In January 2023, he was appointed by the President as an Ex-Officio (Part-Time) member/Commissioner of the Public Services Commission (PSC) of Ghana.


 

 

Mrs. Cynthia Asare Bediako

PART-TIME MEMBER