Meet the Former Deputy Minister of Communication, and the first GA District Assembly Chief Engineer

Honorable Architect Ernest Attuquaye Armah

Hon. Ernest Attuquaye Armah is a proud Alumnus of Ho Technical University. He joined the University (formerly Ho Technical Institute) in 1973 and completed in 1976 after passing the 1972 entrance examination. He was part of the first year group that wrote the Basic Building Examination before writing the Intermediate Course Examination at the end of their three year program in 1976.

Hon. Attuquaye Armah pursued his Intermediate Course in Block Laying and Concreting. He was part of the year group that did the four year course for three years as a result of the transformation of the J2 Course to Basic Building.

Whiles pursuing his program of study in Ho Technical University, Hon. Attuquaye Armah distinguished himself as a strong sportsman by playing for Ho Volta United Football Club and the school team. He later joined the Hassacas Football Club after completing his program of study in Ho Technical University. Immediately after completing Ho Technical University, he was admitted at Takoradi Polytechnic in 1977 where he pursued Block Laying and Concreting, CTC 1 and CTC 2 and completed in 1981.

He then gained a Russian government scholarship in 1981 to study an architecture course in Kiev, Ukraine in the then Soviet Union. After learning the Russian language for a year, he studied in their University for six (6) years for his first and second degree in architecture respectively from 1982 to 1988.

In 1988, Hon. Attuquaye Armah returned to Ghana to put his expertise to play in transforming the nation. He started his National Service with Accra Metropolitan Assembly under the very inspirational chief Executive, Hon. E. T. Mensah. In 1989, he began to practice as a professional architect with his professional number - Architect (365).

Some of Hon. Architect Attuquaye Armah’s designs include; Accra Metropolitan Assembly Hall, the Agbogbloshie Market Complex, Head Office of the AMA and GA District Assembly. He was then transferred from Accra Metropolitan Assembly to GA District Assembly in 1992 as the first District Chief Engineer. It was during his tenure that the Assembly had for the first time gotten over a billion Ghana cedis in revenue generation due to the policies he put in place (the records are still there for everyone to see under the then chief Executive, Mr. Abed Kwakye Owusu)

Some of the projects Hon. Attuquaye Armah undertook at the GA District Assembly include the following designs and constructions; Madina Market Complex, Hacho Market Complex, Taifa Bolkina Market Complex among others. He was a member of the District Planning Committee that drew the layout of the whole district. The hard work, and the above achievements of his resulted in the recommendation by the chiefs and elders of the district to contest for the position of a Member of Parliament in that constituency in the year 2000.

Hon. Attuquaye Armah served as Member of Parliament for two terms (2000 to 2012), and gave chance to others to continue the good work. His hard work in parliament house earned him the respect of the former President, H.E. Prof. Atta Mills, who appointed him as Deputy Minister of Communication, an appointment that was approved by the Appointment Committee of Parliament.

On behalf of HTU and ARO, we congratulate Hon. Ernest Attuquaye Armah for raising the flag of HTU high, and for the immense contribution to nation development.

‘It’s your duty! It’s my duty! It’s our duty to make our Alma Mata proud as Alumni.

HTU – Adanu Nazu Kekeli.

Published by:

Foster Aharon

HTU Alumni Relations Officer


1st May, 2021

2nd Ed.


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