Yaw Barimah

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Yaw Barimah (born December 22, 1949 in Kokoben Akropong , Ghana ) was last until July 31, 2007 Regional Minister of the Eastern Region in Ghana. He is one of the leading politicians in the country. Barimah has held various positions as minister. On August 1, 2007, Barimah became Minister of State in the President's Office.

Kufuor dismissed Barimah from cabinet after his re-election and appointed him Regional Minister of the Eastern Region in 2005.

Barimah is a member of the New Patriotic Party .


Barimah attended the Presbyterian Elementary School between 1955 and 1963, later the Methodist Elementary School and Middle School in Bechem in the Brong-Ahafo region . He later moved to the SDA Secondary School in Bekwai for further education and later to the TI Ahmadiyya Secondary School in Kumasi , which he graduated from university in 1970.

Immediately afterwards, Barimah enrolled at the University of Ghana in Legon, a district of Accra , as a law student and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1973. In the same year he moved to the Ghana School of Law to be accepted as a barrister in the bar. It was recorded in 1974.


From 1975 Barimah worked as a leading lawyer and politician. He began his work as assistant to the public prosecutor's office in Koforidua in 1975. He only ended this position in 1980 and founded his law firm Yaw Barimah and Co. Chambers in Koforidua in order to be able to work as a lawyer. Since 1980 he has held various management positions:

  • Head of the SDA Training College and the Koforidua Secondary Technical School
  • Member of the Human Rights Committee of the National Bar Association,
  • President of the regional bar association in the Eastern Region between 1990 and 1996
  • Head of the National Bar Association, Eastern Region, 1983–1988.

His political career began in 1997 when he entered the Ghanaian parliament for the constituency of Koforidua, which he has always held after various re-elections. Barimah was the Deputy Minister of the Interior between January 2001 and November 2001. From November 2001 he held the post of Minister for Works and Housing .

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