Politicians

Ursula Owusu Ekuful

Minister of Communications

Ursula Owusu Ekuful

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is the minister of communications, Member of Parliament and former president of the International Federation of Women Lawyers. She was educated at the Labone Senior High School and Mfantsiman Senior High School, where she obtained her GCE Ordinary Level and GCE Advanced Level certificates respectively. She proceeded to the University of Ghana and later the Ghana School of Law, where she gained professional training in law. She has since pursued further education at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, International Law Institute and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful worked at the prominent law firm, Akufo-Addo, Prempeh and Company, rising to the position of an associate partner before turning her attention to public service.

After stints as Managing Director of Westel Ghana Limited and the head of communications of Airtel, she entered mainstream politics and successfully contested the Ablekuma West parliamentary elections in 2012. As one of the most prominent voices in the party, she was nominated to be the Minister of Communications when the party returned to power in January 2017. Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful is also a prominent women’s rights advocate and campaigns vigorously for the centring of women’s issues in public policy.