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HON. BARBARA OTENG-GYASI

DEPUTY MINISTER

 

Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi is a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and the first female Member of Parliament for Prestea/ Huni-Valley in the Western Region.

Mrs. Oteng-Gyasi is a lawyer by profession with specialization in commercial law. She holds an LLB from the University of Ghana and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1989. She also holds an Executive MBA from the University of Ghana Business School.

She has served as Head of Legal/ Company Secretary to several companies in both the public and private sectors including VLISCO Ghana Group, SIC Insurance Co. Ltd and VIVO Energy Ghana Ltd (formerly Shell Ghana Ltd).

Mrs. Oteng-Gyasi is passionate about the welfare of women and children especially within the context of the private sector. She served as President of the Ghana Chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Ghana) between 2009 to 2013 during which period she was also Secretary to FIDA International.

As a Member of Parliament she is the Vice Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises Committee.

Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi is a Christian and is married with five children. She enjoys reading, watching classic movies and touring historical sites