Honourable Ms. Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, MP
Honourable Ms. Hanna Tetteh is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana; she is also the Member of Parliament for the Awutu-Senya West Constituency in the Central Region. Prior to her appointment as Foreign Minister in February of this year she was the Minister of Trade & Industry for the entire four-year period in the previous term of the Government of the National Democratic Congress.
In her previous position as Minister of Trade & Industry Hon. Ms. Tetteh was a member of the Economic Management Team, the National Development Planning Commission, the Millennium Development Authority Board, and the Chairperson of the Ghana Free Zones Board.
Prior to her appointment as a Minister of State between the years 2005 to 2008, Hon. Ms. Tetteh worked with the Ghana Agro Food Company Limited, an agro industrial processing complex as the General Manager (Administration, Corporate & Legal Affairs). While occupying this position she also served as a Council Member of the Association of Ghana Industries, a member of the advisory Board of the Institute of Statistical and Social Research (ISSER), a member of the Board of the Awutu-Emasa Rural Bank, and the Board of Accra Hearts of Oak Football club.
Hon. Ms. Tetteh had previously served as a Member of Parliament for the Awutu- Senya Constituency between the 2001 to 2004. (This larger constituency has now been divided into the current Awutu-Senya West and Awutu-Senya East Constituencies). During her first term as a Member of Parliament she was the Ranking Member (Minority Spokesperson) on Gender and Children and served on a number of Parliamentary Committees namely; the Committee on Finance, the Committee on Trade, Industry & Tourism, the Committee on Defence & Interior, the Committee on Subsidiary Legislation and the Committee on Gender and Children.
The Honourable Minister is a Lawyer by Profession having studied law at the University of Ghana, Legon and obtaining her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree in 1989, She subsequently attended the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1992. She begun her legal career in private legal practice with the law firm of Ansa-Asare & Co., and also worked briefly with the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, and with the Ghana Agro Food Company Ltd. as Legal Adviser before successfully contesting the Parliamentary elections in December 2000. Ms. Tetteh is divorced with two children, and enjoys reading, photography and playing chess.