Ghanaian gets top appointment as
Deputy Minister in Canada
Accra, Jan. 22, Ghanadot/GNA-
The Government of Saskatchewan in Canada has appointed
Ms. Elizabeth Quarshie (nee Kotey) as the Deputy
Minister of Environment, it was announced on Tuesday.
Prior to her appointment, she served as a Board Member
on the National Energy Board of Canada and also
participated in the development of performance measures
on energy, electricity, mines, oil and gas, environment
and sustainable development.
In a statement released in Accra, Ms. Quarshie also
served as both a Panel Member and Chairman for the
National Energy Board and adjudicated on multimillion
dollar projects, including the construction and
operation of inter provincial and international
pipelines and power lines.
“She prepared and presented the rulings on applications
following hearings on multimillion to billion dollar
projects and participated in the development of Board
positions on significant energy issues”.
According to the statement,
Ms. Quarshie had published 47 research articles and her
latest articles entitled “A Regulator’s Perspective of
the Challenges Facing the Pipeline Industry “was
published in the Global Pipeline Monthly, an
international Energy journal in the United Kingdom.
Commenting on Ms. Quarshie
appointment, Ken Kravetz, Deputy Premier of Saskatchewan
asserted that her appointment was based on her
qualifications and extensive experience in the energy
and mine field.
Ms Quarshie was born at Koforidua, Ghana and attended
Aburi Girls Secondary in 1968. She holds a graduate
degree in Environmental Engineering from Washington
State University, an MBA from University of
Saskatchewan, B.SC in chemistry and Biological sciences
from Notre Dame University.
In addition, she has a certificate in Oil and Gas
economy from Princeton/Oxford University. She is a
member of the Association of professional Engineers and
Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and she is one of the 180
certified professional environmental Auditors in the
Ms. Quarshie has been a Canadian citizen since 1977.
She lives in Calgary with her husband, Dr Ellis Quarshie
who is the CEO
and Executive Director of Stoney Health Services near
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.