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Spotlight On Frema Osei-Opare; An Economist, Banker And Ghanaian Politician

Frema Opare, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare (born 1948) is an economist, banker, and a Ghanaian politician. She represented Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Parliament of Ghana.

She is the current and first female Chief of Staff of Ghana.

Frema was born on 6 June 1948. She hails from Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. She had her bachelor's degree in Home Science from the University of Ghana.

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She proceeded to University of Guelph for a Masters in Food Science.

Frema lectured at the University of Ghana as a lecturer at the Department of Home Science from 1976-1982.

She eventually became the Head of Department.

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She has also worked with the United Nations in the Women In Fisheries project in various capacities in Uganda, Ethiopia, Congo and Namibia.

Frema in 2005 - 2008 worked under the government of President John Agyekum Kufuor as the Deputy Minister for Manpower, Youth and Employment.

She also once served a two term office as the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon.

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Frema is a member of the New Patriotic Party. She served a two term office as the member of parliament representing Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency between 2005-2013 under the ticket of the NPP.

Opare was elected as the member of parliament for the Ayawaso West-Wuogon constituency in the 2004 Ghanaian General elections.

She thus represented the constituency in the 4th parliament of the 4th republic of Ghana. She was elected with 28,636votes out of 54,988 total valid votes cast.

This was equivalent to 52.1% of the total valid votes cast. She was elected over Henry Haruna Asante of the People's National Convention, Samuel Adiepena of the National Democratic Congress and Greenstreet Kobina of the Convention People's Party.

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These obtained 1.0%, 37.9% and 9.0% of the total valid votes cast. Opare was elected on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.

Her constituency was a part of the 17 constituencies won by the New Patriotic Party in the Greater Accra region in that elections.

In all, the New Patriotic Party won a total 128 parliamentary seats in the 4th parliament of the 4th republic of Ghana.

Frema is married with four children.

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She is a Christian.

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