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Spotlight On Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information And Member of Paliament, Ofoase-Ayirebi

Kojo Vincent Oppong Nkrumah is a Ghanaian politician and lawyer who was born on 5 April 1982.

Mr. Nkrumah was born in Koforidua, in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

His parents are Kwame Oppong Nkrumah and Felicia Oppong Nkrumah.

His mother was a teacher and his father was initially a teacher before becoming a banker.

He hails from Akim Anyinase.

He had his basic school education at St. Bernadette Soubirous School in Dansoman, continued to Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary in Koforidua for his senior high education, and later studied at the University of Cape Coast, where he received a bachelor's degree in Commerce.

In 2012, he graduated with an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana, Legon.

In 201,4 he was awarded a bachelor's degree in law (LLB) at the GIMPA Faculty of Law after two years of studies.

In 2016 he was called to the Bar as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah started his career as a Treasury Analyst at British American Tobacco in 2006.

He then diverted into the media space and landed at Joy FM, an Accra-based radio hosting the Super Morning Show after the departure of the late Komla Dumor.

In 2014, Nkrumah bowed out of broadcasting to establish an investment firm, West Brownstone Capital.

By 2016, he had become a lawyer practising at Kulendi, Attafuah and Amponsah at law.

He was selected as a Young Global Leader for 2020 by the World Economic Forum.[10]

In 2015 he contested and won the NPP parliamentary primaries for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

He won this parliamentary seat during the 2016 Ghanaian general elections.

He was the Minister for Information in Ghana and is the Cabinet spokesperson on the Economy.

He additionally served as a member of the Finance and Constitutional committees of the 7th Parliament of Ghana.

He is currently the President's Representative at the Ministry of Information.

Kojo Nkrumah was announced as the designate for information by President Nana Akufo-Addo after he won the 2020 elections.

He was part of a list of minister-designates, including Mavis Hawa Koomson and Minister-designate for Food Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto who rejected by the minority side at the appointments committee for various reasons.

He was however approved by a majority consensus on the floor of the House after extensive debate on recommendations made by the Appointments Committee.

Kojo is a Christian and married to Akua and has three children: Kwaku, Afua, and Kofi.

Kojo through his hard work has won the hearts of many in the country and world at large

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Story by: News Desk Report



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