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Hon. Dzifa Attivor

Mrs Dzifa Aku Attivor is the current Minister of Transport, the third Minister for the Ministry since the renaming of the Ministry from the former Ministry of Ports, Harbours and Railways in 2009.

She was appointed in February 2013 by His Excellency President John Mahama to head the Transport Ministry which has oversight responsibility over 15 Agencies including, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority, Ghana Road Safety Commission, Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and the Ghana Maritime Authority among others.

Mrs. Attivor is an optimistic and results oriented person whose affable personality makes people who work with her feel like belonging to a team. According to her, people come first in all that she does and as such she strives to provide the kind of leadership that brings everyone on board to achieve a common goal.

The Minister of Transport has a vast and laudable work experience spanning a period of about three decades. This period has seen the Honourable Minister working in several institutions and also managing her own business. Prior to her current designation, Mrs Attivor was the Deputy Minister for Transport from 2009 to 2012. The position afforded her the opportunity of working assiduously to support the two previous sector Ministers. It also enabled her work closely with the key players in the Aviation, Maritime, Railways and Road Transport sectors of the economy.

Mrs Attivor commenced her working life with a stint of six months at the Ghana Library Board. She however spent most of her working life with the Bank of Ghana working in varied capacities and in different departments.

She worked in the Treasury Department and with the World Bank Team attached to the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Department of the Bank where she served for about five years.  For eleven years, she served as the Personal Assistant to three successive Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Ghana. She spent several years working with two German experts who were attached to the Bank to assist in the establishment of Rural Banks in Ghana.

The Hon. Minister managed her own private business between 2003 and 2009 before her appointed to the Transport Ministry.

She attended the Evangelical Presbyterian Primary School at Abutia Teti between 1960 and 1970. Her secondary education was at the Peki Secondary School and the Kpedze Secondary School, both in the Volta Region of Ghana between 1970 and 1975. She then trained at the Government Secretarial School qualifying as a Stenographer Secretary in 1981. She later obtained a Secretarial Silver Diploma from Pitman College, UK. Her graduate qualifications are from the American Century University where she obtained a BSc. in Administration in 2007 and an MBA degree in Human Resource Management in 2012.

The Hon. Minister has also undertaken several training programmes that have helped to build and nurture her capacity to perform diligently. In 2007 for instance she participated in the African Leadership Fellows Programme at the Graduate School of Governance and Leadership, Ghana and a programme dubbed Beyond Entrepreneurship, organized by Unibank Ghana Ltd. She has also participated in other certificate awarding programmes organised by the Bank of Ghana.

Mrs Attivor has also represented Ghana at several international conferences and seminars organized across the world. These include the 109th Session of the International Maritime Organization in London, UK in 2012 and the 14th Session of the Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA) General Assembly of Ministers in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011. She also participated in a two-week conference at the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal for the Signing of Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organization (BAGASSO) in 2009 and the Diplomatic Conference of Seafarers Standard of Training Certification in Manila, Philippines in 2010.

Mrs Attivor, despite her busy work schedule makes time to embark on her personal humanitarian and charity projects. She has established a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), known as Dedefund to support and offer assistance to the less privileged in the society.  

In the past four years Dedefund has made several donations to cured lepers at the Schohaven Village near Ho and she has also helped established skills training centre for the youth of the cured lepers village. It has also, in collaboration with Citi FM, Mrs. Attivor donated 100 student mattresses and mosquito nets to the Bosco Orphanage at Suhum. In addition to her charity work, Mrs Attivor is a patron of the Volta Development of Ghana.

The Hon. Minister is a staunch member of the E.P. Church, Ghana and was ordained Presbyter of the E.P. Church in 200I. She is a Council Member of the Evangelical Presbyterian University.

Hon. Dzifa Attivor has three children and loves listening to music in her free time.

Hon. Joyce Bawa-Mogtari
(Deputy Minister)

MRS.JOYCE BAWAH-MOGTARI was the Head of the Legal Unit of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority since 2007.

She graduated from the Holborn College, University of London, United Kingdom in 1997 with a Bachelor of Laws, (LL.B) degree and was called to the Ghana Bar in the year 2000.Sheis a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana after graduating as a Barrister at Law, (B.L) from the Ghana Law School.

Joyce also holds a Masters in Maritime Law (L.L.M) from the International Maritime Organization(IMO) International Maritime Law Institute, (IMLI) Malta, where she was the recipient of the IMO Legal Committee Chairman’s Award for Best Overall Performance in International TransportLaw. Before joining the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Joyce worked both in the private and public sectors of Ghana, first as a private Legal Consultant in the law firm SEY & Co, a Consultant Company Secretary for a subsidiary of KPMG, Accra Nominees Limited and the Ghana Venture Capital Limited as a Solicitor - Secretary and Legal Advisor.

She has consulted extensively in Company Law and Secretarial Practice, mergers, acquisitions and syndicated loans. She has participated in mediation and arbitration involving large shipping Companies.

In 2005, Joyce was identified as a young female leader due to her contribution and work with the African Women Lawyers’ Association (AWLA) Ghana Chapter and was nominated by the United States Department of State to participate in the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP).

Joyce has since 2008 been a member of Ghana‘s Delegation to the IMO Legal Committee meetings.She participated actively in the United Nations Commission on International Trade(UNCITRAL) meetings leading up to thedevelopment of the United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea now the Rotterdam Rules, 2009 and has written extensively on the subject.

She has participated in a number of training programmes and represented the Ghana Shippers’ Authority at various seminars and conferences locally and internationally.

Joyce is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), the Women in International Shipping and Trade Association, (WISTA) and the Ghana State Alumni.

Joyce’s hobbies are reading, writing and walking. She is married and has a son.

Twumasi-Ankra Selby
(Chief Director)

Twumasi-Ankra Selby obtained Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana in B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics and Computer Science.  He pursued other post graduate courses and has since obtained a Master’s degree in Transportation Planning from the Virginia Tech and State University, USA and an MBA from GIMPA, Ghana.

He has more than thirty years of dedicated service in the Civil Service rising through the ranks from Assistant Planning Officer to Chief Director at the Ministry of Transport.

His accomplishment include the setting up of the Aviation Ministry in 2006 and served as the Director of Policy Planning until February, 2009 when it was merged with the Ministry of Harbours and Railways to create new Ministry of Transport. 

Others include leading Ghana’s delegation in Bilateral Air Services Negotiations as well as a member of Ghana’s delegation to IMO and ICAO Conferences.

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The Ministry's Core functions are:

  • Transport sector policy formulation and co-ordination
  • Sector governance (policy, finance, regulations, capacity building)
  • Oversight responsibility for sector agencies
  • Sector performance management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Sector development, promotion and enabling measures including research and public information
  • Co-ordinating and integrating sector plans and strategies, including integration with other sector ministries
  • To train and develop the needed manpower for the maritime industry (RMU)
  • Undertake nation-wide planning, development and implementation of data led road safety programmes and activities. (NRSC)
  • Co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate road safety activities, programmes and strategies. (NRSC)
  • Regulate and grant licenses for railway operations and railway services. (GRDA)
  • Promote the development and maintenance of rail infrastructure and rail services. (GRDA)
  • Set safety and security standards for the construction, operations of railways and ensure enforcement (GRDA)
  • Establish standards and methods for the training and testing of driver instructors and drivers of motor vehicles, riders of motor cycles and vehicle examiners.(DVLA)
  • Issue driving license, inspect, test and register motor vehicles. (DVLA)
  • To train and provide skilled artisans for the automobile and allied trades industries, commercial and private transport drivers (GTTC).
  • Planning, developing, managing and maintenance of airports and aerodromes. (GACL)
  • Operate lake transportation services for passengers and cargo on the Volta lake (VLTC)
  • Regulate, monitor and co-ordinate activities relating to safety and security of the marine and inland waterways in Ghana.(GMA)
  • Protect and promote the interests of shippers in relation to port, ship and inland transport.(GSA)
  • Plan, build, operate and manage all Ports and Harbours in Ghana.(GPHA)
  • Provide both public inter-city and intra-city road transport services as well as urban-rural services.(MMT)
  • Provide inter-city road transport services within the country as well as some international road transport services to Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote D'Ivoire.(ISTC)
  • Regulate the air transport industry in Ghana and provide air navigation services within the Accra Flight Information Region (GCAA).


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