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Board Members

The following members are to spearhead the activities of Africa Program Procurement Authority:

  1. Dr. Michael Kofffi (Chairman)
  2. Rev. Benjamin Frimpong (Vice Chairman)
  3. Mrs. Mariam O. Nana (Secretary)
  4. Dr. Hon. Dogara Abubakar (Executive Director-Projects)
  5. Mr. Felix Okoh (Inspection officer)
  6. Mrs. Diana Amankwa (Member)
  7. Hon Dankar Mahama (Member)

Dr. Michael Kofffi (Chairman)

Dr. Michael Kofffi (Chairman) is a DFID USA Senior Procurement Specialist currently on secondment to the Agency For Economic Development And Social Planning For African States (AEDSPAS). He held various procurement positions in the National Health Service from 1990 to 1999. He joined Department for International Development in 1999 as a Procurement Adviser working at their Office in Accra Ghana.


Dr. Michael Kofffi (Chairman) advised on AEDSPAS programmes in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo and Benin has made presentations in several international forum. Since 2004, Dr. Michael Kofffi has been an adviser to the Government of Ghana on the implementation of Public Procurement Act 663.


He holds a Bsc Degree in Development Planning, Masters in Business Administration specializing in Strategic Procurement. He is also a qualified member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He is married with three Children.


Barr. Maxwell Frimpong (Deputy Chairman)

Barr. Maxwell Frimpong is a Lawyer by profession, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major) from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, [1978], a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA 1979), the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (CA 1993) and the Ghana Institute of Taxation (1986). He serves as the Member of Parliament of Upper West Akin Constituency for 16 years, from 1993 to 2009.


Before joining the Agency For Economic Development And Social Planning For African States (AEDSPAS), Barr. Maxwell Frimpong was the Executive Secretary to the Revenue Agencies Governing Board. He is a seasoned public and private sector official, having operated in various consulting and substantive capacities as Consultant (Parliament), Member (Government Transitional Team on Economy & Finance - Jan. 2009 to April 2009).


Whilst serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Upper West Akin Constituency, he played various instrumental roles in Parliament, including serving as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee; Minority Spokesperson on Finance: Chairman of the Finance Committee; Chairman of the Eastern Regional Parliamentary Caucus; Ghana's Delegate to the African, Caribbean Pacific European Union (Dakar and Senegal) and Member of the International Parliamentary Oversight Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Rev. Benjamin Frimpong is responsible for co-ordination of client services and management of the commission. He holds a B.Sc. Administration (Accounting), from the School of Administration, University of Ghana, MBA (Finance & Marketing), from the Iran Centre for Management Studies, Tehran and is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana).


His areas of expertise include privatization & commercialization of State Owned Enterprises, valuation of businesses, audit and tax, organizational design & methods restructuring, organizational processes re-engineering, fund management advice and investment analysis. Barr. Benjamin Frimpong experience spans a number of special committees including the Consultancy Selection Committee, Structural Adjustment Programme Secretariat and the Team of Experts for the Re-Negotiation of the Volta River Authority Project.>

Hon. Dogara Abubakar (Executive Director-Projects)

Hon. Dogara Abubakar is responsible for co-ordination of client services and management of the commission and also direcor of projects. He holds a B.Sc. Administration (Accounting), from the School of Administration, University of Ghana, MBA (Finance & Marketing), from the Iran Centre for Management Studies, Tehran and is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana).

His areas of expertise include privatization & commercialization of State Owned Enterprises, valuation of businesses, audit and tax, organizational design & methods restructuring, organizational processes re-engineering, fund management advice and investment analysis. Hon. Dankar mahama experience spans a number of special committees including the Consultancy Selection Committee, Structural Adjustment Programme Secretariat and the Team of Experts for the Re-Negotiation of the Volta River Authority Project.

Mrs. Mariam O. Nana (General Secretary)

She holds a Master's degree (MSc.) in Secretary Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a Master's degree (MA) in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana. She obtained her first degree - BA (Hons.) Secretary Studies from the University of Ghana, Legion, Department of Social Sciences, Kumasi, Ghana (1979 to 1984) and holds a language diploma - Diplotudes Francaises from the University of Benin, Lome, Togo.


Professionally she has specialized in aid and debt management techniques that enhance aid effectiveness. Mrs. Mariam O. Nana has extensive experience and has consulted for several organizations and countries in effective help and debt management training and techniques including the Commonwealth Secretariat.