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Biography of Honorable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

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Kojo Vincent Oppong Nkrumah (born April 5, 1982) is a Ghanaian politician and Lawyer. He is the Member of parliament for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency.

 

Early life

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 who was initially a teacher became a banker. He hails from Akim Anyinase.

 

Education

Nkrumah had his basic school education at St. Bernadette Soubirous School in Dansoman and 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 2014 Kojo 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.

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Career
Kojo started his career as a Treasury Analyst at British American Tobacco in 2006. He later moved on to Joy FM as a broadcast journalist hosting the Super Morning Show after the departure of host Komla Dumor. In 2014 he bowed out of broadcasting to establish an investment firm, West Brownstone Capital. By 2016, he had become a lawyer practicing at Kulendi, Attafuah and Amponsah at law.

He recently won the award as one of the Young Global Leaders.

 

Politics

In 2015 he contested and won the NPP parliamentary primaries for 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 serves 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. He has retained both presidential and parliamentary positions.

 

Personal life

Kojo is a Christian and married to Akua and they have three Children; Kwaku, Afua and Kofi.

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