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PROFILE OF HON. DANIEL MACHATOR, OTI REGIONAL MINISTER

Hon. Daniel Machator hails from Bonakye in the Nkwanta South Constituency. Before his appointment as Minister, he was the Head of Public Affairs at the Ghana Institute of Journalism(GIJ) now University of Media, Arts and Communication (UniMAC).

A prolific writer and a columnist in the area of security, he has gathered over fifteen years experience in private and public service.

Hon. Machator holds a Master of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of Cape Coast and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with Linguistics from the University of Ghana.

He also holds certificates in Countering Violent Extremism in Public Places, Conflict Resolution in Detention Centres, Alternative Dispute Resolution and other security related courses.

He has held the positions such as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the Ghana Prisons Service where he developed, managed and defined the tone of the service’s communication materials for the attention of media houses. He was additionally responsible for the development of  strategic partnerships with key stakeholders of the service among other public relations functions.

Hon. Machator had earlier served as the Central Regional Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Prisons Service.

Before his enlistment into the senior corps of the Ghana Prisons Service, Hon. Machator worked with Theovision International as Radio Station Manager for Radio Gaakii in Saboba, Northern Ghana.

An accomplished correctional manager, writer, speaker, ADR expert and award winning columnist, Hon. Machator has great interest in youth development, correctional reform and conflict resolution.

He is a Member of the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana.

 

 

REGIONAL PROFILE

The Oti region could best be described as a macrocosm of Ghana. The region is heterogeneous and has diverse socio-cultural practices. There are twenty-one (21) paramountcies in the region. There are about 25 different ethnic groups and dialects found in the region. Major ethnic groups are the Guan-speaking tribes, and they include- Krachi, Nchumuru/Chonke, Buem, Nkonya, Asante, Akyode, Adele, Ntrobo, and others.

We equally have migrant settler tribes including the Konkombas, Ewes,
Dagombas, Hausa, Kotokoli among others.
In terms of religious practices, three (3) major religions are dominant Christianity (65%), Islam (25%), and African traditional religion (10%).

Our Mission

The Oti Regional Coordinating Council exists to provide good governance that ensures sustainable development and equitable distribution of resources to meet the aspiration of the people.

Our Vision

The Regional Coordinating Council seeks to be the most peaceful Region and a one-stop investment destination in Ghana.

HON. DANIEL MACHATOR
Team

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HON. DANIEL MACHATOR

Regional Minister

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REV. HARRY NII KWATEI OWOO

Regional Coordinating Director

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SYLVESTER AYITEY

Deputy Director

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JANET SAMBO

Head of Human Resource

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INNOCENT KOMLA AGBOLOSU

Head of Social Welfare

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FOEH BLESS

Head of Procurement Unit

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JACOB DANSO

Head of Finance

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SETH KPODJI

Head of budget Department

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ISAAC WIAFE ASANTE

Head of Economic Planning Department

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EDWARD KWAKU KUMAH

Head of NADMO

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MARIE BOISON SYBIL

Head of Environmental health

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ESTHER ENYONAM HAMMOND

Head of Gender

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DOKU CEPHAS

Head of Accounts

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ERIC YANKSON

Head of Audit

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EMMANUEL QUARSHIE GBAFAH

Head of Records

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PRINCE ADRAKE

Head of Works

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JOSEPH JEHU APPIAH

Head of Community Development

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LINDA ADOBA

Head of Co-Operatives

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BANYIBOR EZEKIEL YAW

Public Relations Officer

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PRINCE LATIF OYEKUNLE

Head of Central Administrative Unit

Structure

Administrative Structure of the Region

As specified in CI 112 of 2019, the Oti Region is made up of eight (8) existing administrative districts and the SALL Area consisting of the four Traditional Areas of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi, and Likpe which have just been constituted into a new District called Guan with its Capital at Likpe Mate. The Guan District is yet to be inaugurated. The Regional Coordinating Council: The Regional Coordinating Council was inaugurated in July 2019. The composition consists of the Regional Minister, the Municipal and District Chief Executives and Presiding Members of the 8 Municipal and District Assemblies, Two Representatives of the Regional House of Chiefs, and the Regional Heads of Departments who are ex-officio members.

  • Jasikan District with its Capital at Jasikan

  • Biakoye District with its Capital at Nkonya Ahenkro

  • Kadjebi District with its Capital at Kadjebi

  • Nkwanta South Municipality with its Capital at Nkwanta

  • Nkwanta North District with its Capital at Kpassa

  • Krachi East District Municipality with its Capital at Dambai

  • Krachi West District with its Capital at KeteKrachi

  • Krachi Nchumuru District with its Capital at Chinderi

  • Guan district (SALL) with its capital Likpe Mate