Head Public Affairs Director

Yvonne Jacy Akoma Boaten is a Journalist and Publicist (PR) with over 24 years combined customer service and public relations work experience.

She holds an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Essex County College, New Jersey, U.S.A., a BA in Communications Studies in Public Relations from Ghana Institute of Journalism/ University of Ghana and presently enrolled in an MBA in Media Leadership with Robert Kennedy College Zurich, Switzerland in exclusive partnership with University of Cumbria, England (expected graduation in 2020).

Yvonne Heads the Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry. She and her teams' role is to ensure that media relations is nurtured and the Ministry's activities and programmes gain visibility as well as design media programmes that engages civil society (CSOs)including the media.

Prior to joining the ministry, she run a soft skills and personal branding consultancy as well as offered concierge and support services in corporate gifting, event conceptualization and execution for its targeted audience. She worked with Macys Federated, New Jersey, U.S.A., T.V. Africa Ghana, Ecobank Ghana, Citi FM and the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) as well as Optimistic Demeanor Consult among others.

Yvonne was a columnist for the Globe Newspaper (Citi FM/ Omni Media) and has written for the Legon Business Journal and HR Focus.