Mr. Frank Ofosu-Asante is a Senior Population Officer and head of the National Population Council for the Western region of Ghana.He is one of the National Population Council’s self-motivated, workaholic and dynamic staff who functions well in multicultural environment, using social networking skills to a great advantage. A distinguished senior population officer (SPO) experienced in advocacy, research, programme coordination, monitoring and evaluation as well as policy analysis.
He has good command and control of the English language both written and spoken, discharges his professional duties diligently and in accordance with the rules of engagement and exercises considerable knowledge and application of Microsoft office suit and internet.
Further more,he has the ability to demonstrate population reportage within short and medium term framework, allowing audience to develop greater interest and efficiency through high level presentation skills and also has an extensive knowledge in applied demography and practice with familiarity of the population policies and operations at local and international levels.
His appointment to the position of regional population director, provides opportunity to effectively canvass increased resources for the financing of government programmes as articulated in the national population policy
He has at various fora represented interest of other regions and agencies as advocate for increased representation and effectiveness in mobilizing resources to finance poverty alleviation programmes.
He is one of the five (5) to represent the western regional coordinating council (WRCC) as World Bank technical working group(TWG) member, a trainer/facilitator during implementation of the composite budget.
He was instrumental in the review and development of the national population policy (Revised edition, 2017) and sexual and reproductive health policy for young people in Ghana (SRH, 2017) by bringing on board perspectives, experience, challenges and opportunities confronted at multi-level. Today these policies remain the working documents of the national population council-Ghana.
His desire to work with the national population council (NPC) towards achieving its overall objective, improving quality of life for all, advocated for the inclusion of family planning services into the national health insurance scheme (NHIS) and suggested government cede (1%) of the $1million per constituency funds into family planning programming at the local level.
His efforts contributed to the development of the “RAPID Model”, a policy and advocacy tool which seeks to stimulate dialogue among decision makers on the impact of population growth on key sectors of the economy.
He proposed institutionalization of regional FP Ambassadors and subsequently developed guidelines to that effect. The idea endorsed and an Ambassador unveiled for the western region. Today W/R boasts of the only region to have FP Ambassador, though was supposed to be replicated nationwide.
He is a strategic partner of GHS and key member of the regional health planning and monitoring team, with special emphasis on expanded programme on immunization (EPI) implementation, monitoring and evaluation. EPI regional supervisor focus area; polio, measles, yellow fever
Finally, his understanding of local governance combine with technical expertise in programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation has earned him selection unto NDPC’s monitoring and evaluation front at regional level. A key member of the regional planning coordinating unit (RPCU) where MTDP of MMDA’s are reviewed, physical projects inspection and ensure expenditures and procurements are consistent with relevant provisions.