Dr Oko-Boye the new Deputy Minister for Health has promised he will use all his expertise to help in the fight against COVID-19. He made these comments after he was sworn in by President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House.
At a short ceremony at the Jubilee House, Accra, at which the President administered the Oaths of Office, Secrecy, Allegiance and Deputy Minister, to add his energy and talents to the work of government to ensure a robust health sector.
“I am going to give all my energy, strength and all I have learnt in the medical practice and public health to ensure that we succeed in this fight against COVID-19”.Dr Bernarc Oko-Boye – Ghana’s deputy health minister
His appointment was hailed by many who believe he has all the requisite knowledge to help the Health Ministry which is currently under pressure due to COVID-19.
Dr Oko-Boye Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku was elected into Parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2016 after he defeated the incumbent, Benita Okiti-Duah of the then governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Dr Oko-Boye until his appointment acted as the Board Chairman of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Born in Teshie in the Greater Accra Region on January 25, 1982, Dr Oko Boye is a New Patriotic Party member.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Hamburg School of Applied Science, an A1 Certificate In German (Goethe Institute, Accra), BSc In Medicine and Surgery from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and BSc Human Biology from the same institution.
Dr Okoe Boye is an old student of the Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC-Legon).
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases as of April 20, 2020 stood at 1,042 with 9 deaths and 99 recoveries.