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Mayor of Accra

Hon. Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey

Mayor of Accra;
Chief Executive, Accra Metropolitan Assembly

Mayor of Accra

Hon. Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey is the current Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). She is an economist and a politician.

Career Path

Prior to her appointment as the first female Chief  Executive of the AMA, Hon Elizabeth Sackey served as the Deputy Minister for the Greater Accra Region in the first term of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government from 2017 to 2020.

Between 2005 and  2017 she represented the people of Okaikwei North Constituency as their Member of Parliament (MP) where she served on the Employment, State Enterprises and Social Welfare, Environment, Science and Technology, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Trade, Industry and Tourism as well as Mines and Energy Committees. She also served as a member of   Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament during the same period. 

She also served as the Assembly Member for the Akweteman Electoral Area from 2002 to 2006. 

Before venturing into politics Hon. Elizabeth Sackey worked as a Chief Clerk for the Ghana Commercial Bank from 1983 to 2005. 


She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Ghana, Legon. Before that, she pursued a course in Marketing at the Academy of Business Administration where she obtained a certificate in Marketing.

Hon. Sackey was born on 6th May 1958 and hails from Asere, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. She began schooling as a child in the Northern Region where she attended the Sakasaka Experimental School from 1964 to 1966, after which she proceeded to Kitson Mills Primary School in Accra from 1966 to 1969.

She later enrolled at the Mamprobi Girls’ School in 1970, completed in 1972 and gained admission to the Accra High School to pursue the GCE Ordinary Level Certificate. 

Personal Life

Hon. Sackey is a devout Christian who fraternises with the Church of Pentecost and is married with four children.



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