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Christine Churcher  

Areas of Environmental Action:

Education, Marine and Coastal Areas 

Summary of Achievements:

Honourable Mrs. Christine Churcher is the Minister of Environment and Science in Ghana. Very active on compliance to MEAs. Has headed her country’s delegations to various COPs. Very active in policy issues such as sound management of chemicals, the African Stockpiles Programme, Oceans and coastal management and Compliance Enforcement For Effective Environmental Management at national, sub-regional, regional and global level. Before her appointment as the minister of Environment and science in, she was the State Ministry of Education.

Ms. Churcher gained admission to the Mfanstiman Girls Secondary School in 1965 and came out in 1972 and 1975, she furthered her education at the University of Ghana and obtained a degree in English and History.

The Minister started teaching in 1972, when she was posted to her alma mater, Mfantsiman Secondary School, to teach English.

Between 1978 and 1982 Ms. Churcher worked at the Prestea Goldfields Limited as the Administrative Officer and thereafter joined the staff of the Wesley Girls High School as an English Tutor.

The defunct government of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) appointed her in 1998 as the Municipal Chief Executive (DCE) for Cape Coast.

She also worked for the National Council on Women and Development as its Deputy Executive Secretary between 1989 and 1990.

In 1991 she worked for her Part I of a Master of Philosophy degree programme in Adult Education at the University of Ghana.

Ms. Churcher has been in parliament since 1996, representing Cape Coast Constituency and is now the Minister for Environment & Science.

Source: http://www.ghana.gov.gh/governing/ministers/churcher.php 

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Christine Churcher
P.O Box 232
Accra
"Ghana

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