HON. NII OSAH MILLS
MINISTER OF LANDS & NATURAL RESOURCES
Hon. Nii Osah Mills is a Lawyer by profession. He was appointed Minister for Lands and Natural Resources of the Republic of Ghana, in July 2014.Born on 29th September, 1948, he was called to the Ghana Bar in October, 1975 and holds LLB (Honours) and BA (Honours) degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Proficiency in Legislative Drafting (Commonwealth Legislative Drafting Course for African Member States).
He is a Past President of the Ghana Bar Association (2007-2008) and a past president of the Ghana Association of Consultants. He has served on and continues to serve on a number of boards. Before his appointment as a Minister in July, 2014 he served as a Member of the Lands Commission, from 2008 to 2014.
He served as a Member of the General Legal Council and Judicial Council of Ghana from 2007 to 2009. Hon. Nii Osah Mills worked for one year with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a legal officer in the Legal and Consular Section of the Ministry, from 1976 to 1977, after completion of his national service at that same Section of the Ministry.
From 1977 to 2014, Hon. Nii Osah Mills worked as a private legal practitioner and consultant. He, however, worked part time as a director and company secretary of DLH Consultancy Services for three (3) years (from 1982-1985).
From 1983 to 1985 he was an Examiner in Company and Partnership Law, for the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana). Hon. Nii Osah Mills developed an interest in child rights from the 1990s, serving on the Legal Sub-Committee of the Ghana National Commission on Children and helped develop the provisions of the Children’s Act and Juvenile Justice Act (of Ghana). He is the Chairman of the board of an NGO called CRESCENT (Child Research and Resource Centre).
He is also a board member of Mmofra Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization on children, culture and the environment.The Hon. Minister’s political programme includes eradicating illegal mining (popularly known as galamsey), promoting new investments in mining, and improving land administration through ensuring proper demarcation of land, acquisition and ownership.