Kwamena Ahwoi

Politician

1951 –

79

Who is Kwamena Ahwoi?

Kwamena Ahwoi is a politician in Ghana who served as Minister for Local Government and Rural Development from 1990–2001 in the National Democratic Congress government, during the reign of Jerry Rawlings. He also briefly served as Minister of foreign affairs in 1997, and was acting minister in that department during much of 1990s. In 2005, he resigned as director of research for the NDC.

Kwamina Ahwoi studied Law on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford. His career in the NDC government has allowed him various positions. In the mid-1980s, Awhoi served as director of the Office of Revenue Commissioners, Investigations and Tribunals, and was the acting secretary for Foreign Affairs. by 1990, he was Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development. During his term in the office of foreign affairs, he attempted to unify the NDC with the National Reform Party in 1999, and he sent troops to join the Nigerian led ECOMOG in quelling the Sierra Leone Civil War after a coup in 1997. After the NDC lost in the election of 2000, Ahwoi was critical of the new New Patriotic Party government, and worked to reduce factionalism in the NDC.

He is a now a lecturer at the Greenhill Institute of Management and Public Administration, a tertiary institution in Ghana.

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Born
1951
Ghana
Nationality
  • Ghana
Profession
Education
  • University of Oxford

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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