Joseph Yieleh Chireh is a pharmacist, barrister, a diplomat, and a politician from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). He represented the people of the Wa West Constituency as their Member of Parliament between 2004 and 2016.
Joseph was born in 1954 in Lassia Tuolu in the Upper West Region of Ghana and had his secondary school at the Navrongo Secondary School. He got a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), having enrolled in 1975. In 2001, he enrolled at the Ghana School of Law and qualified as a barrister in 2006.
Joseph was appointed as the Upper West Regional Minister by ex-President Rawlings in 1993. He also served as the nation’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Algeria with concurrent accreditation to Tunisia, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Mauritania between 1997 and 2001.
He also served as the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, and the Minister of Health under former President John Evans Atta Mills.