The Ministry

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About Us

Our Mandate

The Ministry of Business Development (MoBD) is responsible for the initiation, formulation, monitoring and evaluation of national policies and programmes aimed at improving the entrepreneurial and technical skills of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) particularly the youth in line with the government’s Economic and Social Development Agenda.

Ministry of Business Development


A world class Ministry geared towards making Ghana the most entrepreneurial and business-friendly country in Africa


MoBD exists to create an enabling environment that fosters private sector-led investment for nurturing and sustaining businesses through the initiation, formulation, monitoring, and evaluation of business policies for job creation and improving livelihoods.

Core Values

We are committed to:

  • Excellence
  • Innovativeness
  • Client-Centeredness
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Timeliness
  • Responsiveness
  • Fairness and equity
Integrity 100%
Transparency 100%
Responsive 100%
Value 100%

The Minister

Hon. Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal is the Minister for Business Development. He was the former Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group Limited and Chase Petroleum. Hon. Awal is an entrepreneur and a marketer.  He was the Chief Executive Officer of Marble Group, comprising: The Finder Group of Newspapers, HMW printers, Marble Consultants and Marble Developers.

Dr. Awal, who was adjudged the Marketing Man of the year, ‘2009’ holds three master’s degrees in various disciplines from different universities. He has Masters in Applied Business Research – Swiss Business School, Switzerland, Executive Masters in Business Administration (University of Ghana Business School, Legon), Masters in International Journalism (University of Wales, UK).

Honorable Ibrahim Mohammed Awal

Hon. Awal has also done courses in Business Strategy at Havard Business School, USA and Oil Production and Management at Oxford, UK. He is also at the tail end of his doctoral program at the Swiss Business School pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration. Hon. Awal is married with four children and is also a product of the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Hon. Awal has worked closely with many companies, particularly, with Small and Medium Enterprises where he offered consultancy services in the areas of business strategy, management, marketing and communications.

He has also consulted for diplomatic Missions, international development partners as well as state institutions.