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Prof Kwamena Ahwoi

Prof Kwamena Ahwoi

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PROF. KWAMENA AHWOI'S BIOGRAPHY

Kwamena Ahwoi, born on October 13, 1951, in South Suntreso, Kumasi, Ghana, is not only known for his impactful political career but also for his deep-rooted academic contributions. His journey into politics began when he served as Minister for Local Government and Rural Development from 1990 to 2001 in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, under the leadership of President Jerry Rawlings. During this time, he also briefly held the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1997.

Despite his political involvement, Ahwoi's academic pursuits have always been significant. Growing up in Kumasi, he received his education at Okuapeman School and Opoku Ware School before studying law at the University of Ghana and later pursuing post-graduate studies at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. After his tenure in politics, Ahwoi returned to academia and currently serves as a lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), where he holds the distinguished position of Governance Professor at the School of Governance and Leadership.

Ahwoi's political career saw him play pivotal roles in various aspects of Ghana's governance, including serving as Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development and acting as the acting secretary for Foreign Affairs during the PNDC regime. His efforts extended beyond national borders, as he sent troops to join the Nigerian-led ECOMOG in quelling the Sierra Leone Civil War after a coup in 1997.

In addition to his academic and political endeavors, Ahwoi is also a prolific author, having penned several books on topics related to local governance, decentralization, and Ghana's political history. Despite his busy professional life, Ahwoi finds solace in his personal life, where he enjoys time with his wife and four children, balancing the demands of public service with the joys of family.


Reference: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwamena_Ahwoi

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