Minister for Employment and Labour Relations of Ghana
Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, (born 24 August 1966 in Okyerekrom), is the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations of Ghana.
He joined the New Patriotic Party and was a member of President Kufour's government as a District Chief Executive of the Sunyani District Assembly. He later became the deputy regional minister for the Brong-Ahafo region and subsequently became the regional minister under the same Kuffour administration. He ran for Member of Parliament for the Sunyani West constituency and won in the 2008 parliamentary elections. His party, the NPP however lost the presidential election. He was re-elected as MP in the same constituency in 2012 and 2016. He's therefore the current MP of the Sunyani West constituency. He served as the deputy minority chief whip from 2013-2017
In May, 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo named Ignatius Baffour-Awuah as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet. The names of the 19 ministers were submitted the Parliament of Ghana and announced by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Ocquaye. As a Cabinet minister, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah is part of the inner circle of the president and is to aid in key decision making activities in the country.