DEPUTY REGIONAL MINISTER
Mr. Samuel Donkor
Mr. Samuel Donkor was born on 13th July 1962 at Akwasiase near Tepa in the Ashanti Region.
He holds M. A. Human Resource Management from University of Cape Coast from 2005 – 2006 and BA Sociology with Geography from University of Ghana, Legon 1984-1987.
He also obtained Post Graduate Certificate in October – December 1994 and Post Graduate Diploma January – June 1996 in Public Administration from GIMPA.
He had his Secondary Education (GCE Ordinary level in 1976 – 1981 and Advanced Level in 1981 – 1983) at Aduman in Ashanti and Boa Amponsem in Central regions respectively.
Mr Samuel Donkor started working as a Tutor at Tema Methodist Day Secondary School in October 1988 – August 1990.
He joined the Ghana Civil Service in August 1990 as an Administrative Officer (Assistant Director IIB) and posted to Asante Akim South District Assembly, Juaso in Ashanti Region. He got his first promotion to Assistant Director IIA in August 1992 and was posted to Adansi East District Assembly New Edubiase in the Ashanti Region. He was later promoted to the rank of Assistant Director I in 1997 and was posted to Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly. In 2001 he was elevated to the position of Deputy Director of Administration and posted to Aowin Suaman District Assembly, Enchi as Ag District Co-ordinating Director. He was promoted to Director of Administration in 2008 by the Ghana Civil Service and later promoted to the grade of Coordinating Director by the Local Government Service in November 2011.
His tour of duty in the Service as an Administrative Officer took him to Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council in 2008 as Director of Administration in Koforidua and later posted to Kwahu East District Assembly Abetifi as District Co-ordinating Director and reposted back to Koforidua New Juaben Municipal Assembly as Municipal Co-ordinating Director in 2010.
Mr Samuel Donkor has worked at Bekwai Municipal Assembly 2012-2013, Sunyani Municipal 2013-2015, Bosomtwi District Assembly 2015-2016, Adansi North District Assembly 2016-2017, Tema Metropolitan Assembly 2017-2019 and Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly 2019-2020.
He was promoted to Chief Director in 2020 and was posted to Ahafo Regional Co-Ordinating Council Goaso and later posted to Eastern Regional Co-ordination Council in February 2021.
He is a Christian and married with four(4) children.
REGIONAL BUDGET ANALYST
Mr. John A. Donkor was born on 9th April, 1964. He is a native of Adukrom-Akuapem in the Eastern Region. He speaks five(5) languages-English, Russian, Okere, Twi and Ga. He has two(2) sons.
Mr. John A. Donkor possesses a Master of Science degree in Finance and Banking from the Moldavian State University in the former USSR. Currently, he is a student of the ICAG. He obtained his GCE A’ Level Certificate at the Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon in 1984 and the GCE O’ Level Certificate at the West Africa Secondary School, Accra in 1982. He has several certificates, some of which are: Certificate in Russian Language from the Moldavian State University; Certificate in Budgeting and Financial Management from GIMPA and Certificate in Governance in Local Government from GIMPA/Danida Fellowship Centre.
Mr. John A. Donkor is currently the Regional Budget Officer of the Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council with a grade of Chief Budget Analyst. He occupied this position from March 2016. Before then, he was the Municipal Budget Officer of the Berekum Municipal Assembly from January, 2014 to February, 2016. He also worked with the Akwapim South District Assembly from September, 2012 to December, 2013 and helped establish the Budget Unit of that Assembly when it was formed in July, 2012. Mr. John A. Donkor was the Municipal Budget Officer of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly from January, 2004 to August, 2012. He started his carrier as an Assistant Budget Analyst with the then Akuapem North District Assembly, now a Municipal Assembly in November, 1994, where he worked up to December, 2003.
Mr. John A. Donkor was an Activist in “What Do You Know” and “Best Brain” Quiz Programmes from 1984 to 1986. He was the Secretary of NUGS, Kishinev Branch (USSR) from 1989 to 1991. He was the Secretary of the Eastern Region Budget Analysts Welfare Association from 2003 to 2012. He then became the Chairman of the Association from January to December, 2013. Currently, he is a Member-Patron of the Association. Mr. John A. Donkor is a member of the Team that developed the Budget Section of the Public Financial Management (PFM) Templates in Sogakope that is being used for Social Accountability forums by MMDAs in the country.
Hobbies of Mr. John A. Donkor are Jogging, playing of Draught, Cards and Scrabbles and watching of Adventurous movies.
Dr. Alexander Otopah
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICER
Mr. J. D. Awuah
REGIONAL INTERNAL AUDITOR