Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng is a Corporate Management Professional with extensive experience in private and public sectors on Corporate Governance, Business Finance, Strategic Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Change Management, amongst others. He has built an invaluable experience over the past 46 years.
He served as a former Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West Constituency from 2005 to 2009 and has served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President of Ghana. He became a Deputy Minister and then a full Cabinet Minister, holding three key portfolios at Ministry Local Government, Rural Development & Environment; Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations and Ministry of Information and National Orientation.
He was appointed as the Director -General of States Interests and Governance Authority in 2019
In Feb 2023, he was appointed by Resident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.
He is Married and has Seven adorable children
He hails from Kormantse in the Central Region of Ghana.
Politics and Career
He worked at the Central Medical Stores as a Store Assistant on secondment to the Ghana Health Services from 1977 to 1978.
He worked with Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the United Kingdom as a Housing Officer from 1988 to 1996 and moved to Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a Marketing Consultant and left in 1998. Later that year in the same 1998, he worked with Business Link as a Business Advisor and left in 2001 where he later established a consultancy firm (KAP Business and Economic Service from 2009 to April 2017 where he provided Consultancy services to the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID).
He has been the Executive Chairman for State Enterprise Commission (SEC) since 2017 and later appointed as the Director – General in June 2019 for State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) and Handed Over in 2021.
He contested for the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West Constituency in the 2004 General election and won.
He was appointed as the Deputy Minister then later as a full Cabinet Minister under President John Agyekum Kufuor’s Administration at the following Ministries; Local Government , Rural Development and Environment, Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations and the Ministry of Information and National Orientation.
The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs
(MCRA) is established by Executive Instrument 2017.
The Ministry forms part of the Civil Service of Ghana
established by PNDCL 327, 1993 with specific functions
and roles as provided by law. The Ministry’s objective
in line with legal provisions, its mission and vision
is to have oversight responsibility for the Chieftaincy
and Religious sector for peaceful co-existence,
integration, tolerance and national development.