To suggest a personality to profile, please contact us at: publisher@ghanadot.com



Gideon Sackitey, Ghandot

DR CHARLES WEREKO-BROBBEY, currently the Chief Executive leading the preparations for Ghana @ 50 Celebrations Secretariat, and known as a man of many colours.  Depending on where you stand on the political divide you can love the man or loath him.

Prior to his appointment to the Ghana@50 Secretariat, he was the Chief Executive of the nation’s prestigious energy producing company, the Volta River Authority (VRA).


"Tarzan’ as he came to be known due to his sometimes bulldozing tactics burst onto the Ghanaian scene when he illegally established the Independent Media Corporation of Ghana which set up an independent station called Radio Eye in 1994.


Radio Eye stands out historically as the first private radio station in Ghana.  It is, nonetheless, not in existence now.

Dr Brobbey played an inspiring role in the Alliance For Change (AFC) movement, a political pressure group that organized demonstrations against the introduction of Value Added Tax regime by the then ruling National Democratic Congress government of Jerry Rawlings in 1995.

Dr Wereko-Brobby went from the AFC to form the United Ghana Movement (UGM) in 1996 after resigning from the now ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).


He is currently married after divorcing Ms Joyce Aryee, CEO of Ghana Chamber of Mines.

He was born in Kumasi in March 1953 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fuel and Combustion Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Solar Energy Engineering, both from the University of Leeds, UK.

The UGM Presidential Candidate also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Middlesex, Hendron, UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Petroleum, UK. Dr. Wereko-Brobby had been a practicing Consulting Engineer for almost 20 years and was a Research Fellow in Management Science at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.

He also worked as the Energy and Environmental Planning Programme Chief at the Commonwealth Science Council, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.


In 1988, Dr Wereko-Brobby was appointed the Energy Policy Adviser to the PNDC and Executive Director of the National Energy Board. In 1995, he was appointed the Consulting Energy Economist to the African Development Bank's African Energy Programme.

Dr Wereko-Brobby has authored two university-level textbooks on energy and development, as well as numerous technical papers and reports on energy and environment.

He became the first African to be elected to the leadership of the National Union of Students (NUS), UK, President of Leeds University Union in 1978-1979. His political carrier started with the advent of the Fourth Republic in 1993.

At the Ghana@50 Secretariat Dr Wereko-Brobbey is working at making the nation’s 50th anniversary celebrations a lasting memory in the minds of all Ghanaians.

Currently, the Ghana@50 Secretariat is working at ensuring that the country has facilities that can host the large number of visitors, estimated at over a million, to visit Ghana during the celebrations.

Commercial financial houses are also helping Dr Wereko-Brobbey’s Ghana@50 Secretariat at raising funds to make the programme a success.

Opposition figures are however, not happy about the way things are been handled.  While they claim he is a good human being, they are not sure to make things work for all.





Dr. Wereko-Brobbey

Official website Ghana@50

President's Message

What is Ghana At 50?

What's On, Where?
How Do I Participate?







Somalia, if I recall

Ghanadot - The sad part is the lesson that was not learned in Somalia has been repeated in Iraq. Who is to be blamed? Don’t blame the General Assembly of the UN, nor its Secretary General. Blame the Security Council with its veto power that constantly cripples the world’s resolve. ..



No electoral success without Nkrumaist unity - Chairman

GNA - Major Alhassan Jetuma (RTD), the Northern Regional chairman of the Convention People's Party (PNC), has said there would be no electoral success for any of the Nkrumaists parties without unity....More



Ghandot.com - DR CHARLES WEREKO-BROBBEY, currently the Chief Executive leading preparations for Ghana @ 50 Celebrations Secretariat known as a man of many colours and depending on where you stand on the political divide you can love the man or loath him........



Ghanaians Asked To Adopt Development Attitude

GNA – Mr Mats Karlsson, World Bank Country Director, on Friday appealed to Ghanaian to assume an attitude that is oriented towards speeding up the development process of the country....

  ABC, Australia
The EastAfrican, Kenya
African News Dimensions
Chicago Sun Times
The Economist
Reuters World
CNN.com - World News
All Africa Newswire
Google News
The Guardian, UK
Africa Daily
IRIN Africa
The UN News
Daily Telegraph, UK
Daily Nation, East Africa
BBC Africa News, UK
Legal Brief Africa
The Washington Post
Mail & Guardian, S. Africa
The Washington Times
Voice of America
New York Times
Vanguard, Nigeria
Christian Science Monitor
Yahoo/Agence France Presse
Ghanaian Paper
Market Place
Official Sites
Pan-African Page
Social Scene
    Currency Converter
Educational Opportunities
Job Opening

ThisWeekGhana.com becomes
October 1, 2006

Remember to spell the D-O-T
before the dot com

Send This Page To A Friend:

The Profile Africa Media Group