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Kwesi Botchwey, All The Facts You Need To Know About The Ghanaian Professor And Lawyer

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Kwesi Botchwey is a prominent person in Ghana. He is noted in recent years for the popular Kwesi Botchway report which was established to ascertain the causes of NDC’s crashing defeat in the 2016 general elections.

In this post we bring to you some notable facts about Kwesi Botchwey you may have not heard about.

Kwesi Botchoway Brief Profile

Kwesi Botchwey is Ghanaian former government official and Professor of Practice in Development Economics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University.

He received his secondary school education at the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School in Ghana. Botchwey holds an LL.B. from the University of Ghana, a LL.M from Yale Law School, and a doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. He taught at the University of Zambia, the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and the University of Ghana.

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Facts About Kwesi Botchoway

Dr. Botchwey was Ghana’s Minister of Finance from 1982 to 1995. He was appointed by Jerry Rawlings to assist in stabilizing Ghana’s collapsed economy.

He was advisor to the World Bank on the 1997 World Development Report

He was a  Member and Chairman of IMF’s Group of Independent Experts who conducted the first ever external evaluation of the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility

He was also advisory to the UNDP’s UN Special Initiative on Africa

He was adviser to the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

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Member and Convener Team of academics from Yale, Oxford, and the Free University of Amsterdam that conducted and has just finished the first External evaluation at the request of the Executive Board of the IMF, of the Fund’s Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF).
Member Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons for the Facilitation of the Signing of the Uruguay Round of Gatt Negotiations.
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Member OECD group of high-level experts for the review of the OECD study on “Globalization and Linkages to 2020: Challenges and Opportunities for OECD countries (1996).
Member Commonwealth Expert Group on Good Governance and the Elimination of Corruption in Economic Management
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Member Panel of High Level Personalities on African Development – an advisory group established to assist the UN Secretary-General in advocating greater support for African development and in coordinating the UN system’s activities in the region.
Board Chairman for Heritage bank Ghana.
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Papers and speeches given at conferences

  • “HIV/AIDS and Economic Development in Africa” Theme Paper, African Development Forum, Economic Commission For Africa, December 2000.
  • “Magnitude and Drivers of the Brain Drain in Africa” Keynote Address at the 1999 Africa Business Conference, Harvard University, 30 January 1999.
  • “Growth and Poverty Alleviation in Africa”, ODC Conference on African Economic Recovery, 1996.
  • “Deepening Structural Adjustment Reforms and Policies for Growth in Africa”, May 1996.
  • “Growth and Poverty Alleviation”, ODC Conference on African Economic Recovery, 11–12 June 1996.
  • “Globalization: What has it meant for Africa and what does the future portend?” Presented at the Seminar on International Solidarity and Globalization: In Search of New Strategies, Stockholm, 1997.
  • “The Role of the State, the Ministry of Finance and the Treasury Secretary in the context of Economic Liberalization and Globalization”, Abidjan, June 1998.
  • “The Politics of Administrative Reform”, World Bank, June 1998.
  • “Mobilizing capital flows in support of accelerated African development – the role of capital markets”, Washington, DC, July 1998.

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Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong

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Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong is a Ghanaian female legal practitioner and a former Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice of Ghana.

She was appointed by President Mahama in 2013. She is the second woman to hold this office in the country, the first being Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu. Her tenure as Attorney General of Ghana ended on 6 January 2017.

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In June 2018, she was appointed to serve a 3-year term on the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of Arbitration for a three-year stint spanning 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2021. The decision to appoint her was taken on June 21, 2018, at the ICC’s World Council Meeting in Paris. She is an Honorary Council Member of the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA

Education

Marietta started her education at the Tema Parents Association School. She had her secondary education at the St Roses Senior High (Akwatia) where she sat for the Ordinary Level Certificate (O level) and Advanced Level Certificate (A level). She later obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, Legon and her Professional Certificate to practice law from the Ghana School of Law, (Makola). She then went to the Institute of Social Studies, Hague in the Netherlands, for her Post Graduate Degree.

Career

Marietta has been a practising lawyer for the past twenty years where she started her practice at Fugar and Co. law firm. She then moved to become senior partner at Lithur Brew and Co law firm. She is an Honorary Council member of the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA)

She was a member of the Ghana @50 Commission of Enquiry and also a Board Member of the Volta River Authority (VRA) appointed by the late President John Atta-Mills in 2009.

Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong was appointed as the Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice of Ghana by the former President John Dramani Mahama from February, 2013 to 6 January 2017

She was appointed to serve on the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce from 1 July 2018 for a three-year term

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Gloria Akuffo is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. She is currently Attorney general and Minister for Justice in Ghana.

She comes from Akropong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region and Shai Osudoku in the Greater Accra Region. She is a former Deputy Attorney General. She was Head of Litigation at Blay and Associates.

Gloria Akuffo graduated in 1979 from the University of Ghana with a B.A. (Hons) in Law and Political Science. She became a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature of Ghana, enrolling at the Ghana Bar Association in 1982. She was a founding partner in a private legal firm, Owusu-Yeboa, Akuffo & Associates, in Accra.

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From 2001 to 2005 Akuffo was Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General, the first woman to hold these positions. From 2005 to 2006 Akuffo was Deputy Minister for the Greater Accra Region. She was appointed Minister of Aviation in 2008. She was Lead Counsel on the 2013 Election Petition case before the Supreme Court

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Glusea brings to you Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu biogrpahy. He is a Ghanaian urban planner and politician. He is currently the majority leader in the Ghanaian Parliament and also the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs in Ghana.

Osei was born on 3 February 1957. He hails from Bremang-Afrancho, a town in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. In 1982, he graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning

Political career

Osei is a member of the New Patriotic Party. He first became a Member of the Parliament in January 1997. He has kept his seat since then, representing his constituency in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.

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 He is the chairperson for the Special Budget, House, and Business Committees. He is also a member of the Finance, Mines and Energy, Standing Orders, and Selection Committees

Osei was elected as the member of parliament for the Suame constituency of the Ashanti Region of Ghana in the 2004 Ghanaian general elections. He won on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party. His constituency was a part of the 36 parliamentary seats out of 39 seats won by the New Patriotic Party in that election for the Ashanti Region.

 The New Patriotic Party won a majority total of 128 parliamentary seats out of 230 seats. He was elected with 48,500 votes out of 59,039 total valid votes cast. This was equivalent to 82.1% of total valid votes cast.

 He was elected over Agonno Sampson Young of the People’s National Convention, Paul Richard Kofi Yeboah of the National Democratic Congress and Frederick Antwi of the Convention People’s Party.

These obtained 934, 8,448 and 1,157 votes respectively of total valid votes cast. These were equivalent to 1.6%, 14.3% and 2% respectively of total valid votes cast.

In 2008, he won the general elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party for the same constituency. His constituency was part of the 34 parliamentary seats out of 39 seats won by the New Patriotic Party in that election for the Ashanti Region. The New Patriotic Party won a minority total of 109 parliamentary seats out of 230 seats. He was elected with 45,235 votes out of 57,765 total valid votes cast. This was equivalent to 78.31% of total valid votes cast.

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 He was elected over David Osei Manu of the National Democratic Congress, Ameyaw Aboagye Peter of the Democratic People’s Party, and Frederick Antwi-Nsiah of the Convention People’s Party. These obtained 9,742, 2,409, and 379 votes respectively of the total valid votes cast. These were equivalent to 37.59%, 5.43%, and 1.28% respectively of the total votes cast.

In 2012, he won the general elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party for the same constituency. He was elected with 60,829 votes out of 76,852 total valid votes cast.

 This was equivalent to 79.15% of the total valid votes cast. He was elected over Alidu Baba Dambasea of the National Democratic Congress, Solomon Nkrumah Appia Kubi of the Progressive People’s Party, Adam Mohammed of the People’s National Convention, Frederick Antwi-Nsiah of the Convention People’s Party, Mavis Afriyie of the Democratic People’s Party, Abena Nyarko of the National Democratic Party, Osei-Bempah Hayford and Paul Richard Kofi Yeboah both independent candidates.

These obtained 10,589, 434, 376, 220, 71, 194, 3,752 and 387 votes respectively of the total valid votes cast. These were equivalent to 13.78%, 0.56%, 0.49%, 0.29%, 0.09%, 0.25%, 4.88% and 0.50% respectively of the total votes cas

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