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Amonoo Cobbinah: Ghana Statistical Service gets new director of coordination

Emmanuel Amonoo Cobbinah

Emmanuel Amonoo Cobbinah

President Akufo-Addo has appointed Emmanuel Amonoo Cobbinah as director of coordination and programme management directorate (CPMD) at the Ghana Statistical Service.

Prior to his appointment, he was an assistant chief statistician and head of procurement.

Management and staff welcomed his appointment with gratitude and wished him well in his new assignment. He is expected to assume duty on 8 February 2021.

Responding to his appointment, Cobbinah expressed his gratitude to the leadership of the Service and the Presidency for the confidence reposed in him. He added that he will offer his best services to the country and GSS.


Emmanuel Amonoo Cobbinah holds MSc. Degree in Development Policy and Planning from KNUST and BA (Honours) Degree in Geography and Resource Development from University of Ghana as well as a certificate in Official Statistic from UNSIAP CHIBA Japan.

He has in the past 15 years served in three strategic positions in Ghana Statistical Service (GSS): Head of the Statistical Policy Planning and Coordination, Head of Planning and Budgeting and as the head of the Procurement Unit.

Cobbinah is a result-oriented professional with over 20 years demonstrated experience and accomplishment in development work and Public Service and with commitment towards the development of a socially just and sustainable economies with accountable and inclusive system of governance.

He has a track record of research and advocacy, publication and report writing, project design and appraisal, surveys, monitoring and evaluation as well as networking and collaboration with NGOs, MDAs, decentralized departments, development partners and community groups and committees.

He also has close to a decade experience with Public Procurement including, the World Bank Procurement and other development partners’ procurement System. Cobbinah has enormous skills in participatory methodologies and approaches, multi-stakeholder processes and Governance.

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