The Chief Director
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Maurice Tanco Abisa-Seidu, with thirty-two years working experience in Agricultural Co-operatives; the management of rice Production, Milling and Marketing; the management of cotton Production; Ginning and Trading; and a vast working knowledge of Management Consultancy, assumed the position of Chief Director in February, 2011 upon the approval of H.E. the President of the Republic of Ghana, Professor J.E.A. Mills.

 

 

PERSONAL DATA

  • Date of Birth – 10th January, 1950
  • Married to Mrs. Lydia Abisa
  • Have two daughters and three sons

EDUCATION

NUMBER COURSE INSTITUTION QUALIFICATION
1 Executive Masters ( 2003 – 2005) Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration – Accra Executive MBA
2 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Sociology (1974 – 1977) University of Ghana, Legon B.A (Hons)
3 General Certificate of Education, (A/L) – 1971 Tamale Secondary School G.C.E. (AL)
4 General Certificate of Education, (O/L) – 1971 Tamale Workers College Private
5 Teachers Certificate A Training Kanton Teachers’ Training College, Tumu Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’

OTHER TRAINING COURSES

DATE COURSE TRAINING ORGANIZATION OR PLACE
November, 2011 Modern Agri-Economy Management for Developing Countries Beijing & Xian, CHINA
July, 2011 Country Focused Program in Strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity for Ghana (Course For Policy Makers) JICA/Tokyo, Japan
May, 2002 Cotton Classing and Trading Paul Reinhardt-Switzerland
December, 1998 Development of Producers’ Organization IRAM (France) and MOFA (Ghana), Accra
November, 1998 Productivity Management for Improved performance and competitiveness: the role of Government and the private sector International Labour Organization (ILO) – Accra
October, 1997 The Drip Irrigation Project Prospects in Africa Makteshim Corporation, Israel
May, 1997 Advanced Management University of Reading/Gyosei Institute, UK
July, 1996 Corporate Management for Africa and Asia AOTS, Japan
October, 1996 Corporate Planning Process International Advisory Group-Accra
June, 1995 Fertilizer Purchasing and Marketing International Fertilizer Development Council (IFDC) Hague, Netherlands
November, 1994 New Trends in Cotton Production and Trade International Cotton Advisory Committee –San Diego, USA
June, 1994 Purchasing Foreign Technology and Related Agreements United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)-Accra
April, 1992 Senior Management Program Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)- Accra
Mar,1990 Project Management Pricewaterhouse and Associates – Accra
June, 1990 Emerging Executive Program University of Ghana Business School-Legon, Accra
June, 1989 Finance for Managers Pricewaterhouse and Associates – Accra
August, 1988
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Business Negotiation
  • Financial Planning
  • Time and Personal Management
Pricewaterhouse and Associates – Accra
October, 1986 Departmental Management MDPI, Accra
September, 1985
  • Wage and salary Administration
MDPI, Accra
1976 – Date Attended several seminars, conferences and workshops National and International

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

POSITION ORGANIZATION PERIOD
Chief Director Ministry of Food and Agriculture February 2011 – Date
Consultant Platinum dfl January 2006 – December 2010
Associate Consultant Continental Consultants January 2006 – December 2010
Cotton Consultant Ministry of Trade And Industry July 2010 – February 2011
Managing Director Ghana Cotton Company Limited October 1993 – May 2006
General Manager Ghana Cotton Company Limited April 1986 – October 1993
Ag. Executive Director Cotton Development Board July 1984 – April 1986
Administration Manager Ghana Rice Mill January 1983 – July 1984
Co-operative Department of Co-Operatives September 1978 – July 1982

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Member – Board of Directors, GCCL (1986 – 2004)

2. Member – Management Board of SAVANA AGRIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Tamale (1994 – 2004)

3. Member- Steering Committee of COTTON DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (1998 – 2001)

4. Chairman – Association of Managing Directors of Cotton Companies in Ghana (1986 – 2003)

5. Member, National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) April, 2010 – Date

6. Member, WIAGA Community Water Board, March 2010 – Date

7. Member, Land Administration Project Steering Committee, November 2011

AWARDS

1. 1987 – outstanding Performance in Agricultural Management: National Farmers’ Day, Esumeja, Ashanti Region

2. 1994 – National Best Large Scale Maize Producers, National Farmers’ Day, Winneba, Central Region

LANGUAGE SPOKEN

English, Buli, and Hausa

HOBBIES

Reading, Music, Aerobic and Farming.