Deputy Minister (Mines)

Hon. George Mireku Duker is an Oil, Gas and Mining Governance expert with a background in Finance. He had his first degree in Accounting. He has also completed Masters in Oil and Gas Management from the University of Plymouth and has also to his merit Executive Certificate in Oil, Gas and Mining Governance from the University of Oxford. He is very conversant with Land Protection, Land Reclamation and Environmental Protection concepts.

George Mireku Duker has held various management positions both in public and private sectors. He worked as the Programme Director for advocacy groups and the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas in Ghana hosted by ISODEC covering wide issues in Petroleum Management and Mining Governance.

George Mireku Duker  has served on various platforms. He is the Chairman for the Governing Board of Minerals Income Investment Fund and also served as the Vice Chair on Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy during the 7th parliament.

He has considerable experience in the workings of government having worked as the Special Assistant under two different Ministers at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and later becoming the representative of the President of Ghana as the Municipal Chief Executive (Mayor) of Tarkwa during president Kufuor’s tenure of office. He has also provided technical support to the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA) in Ghana and was part of a team responsible for the evaluation of the consultants proposed for the MIDA project.

The Legislator representing the good people of Tarkwa – Nsuaem constituency has considerable experience in the Natural Resource Governance and holds various certificates in the fields of Energy and Mining policy, from the International Human Resource Development Corporation (IHRDC).

He is currently the Deputy Minister in Charge of Mines at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.