[ 2012-07-26 ]
Kwesi Botchway as next Vice-President?
President John Mahama is expected to name his vice
He is currently chairing a cabinet meeting
involving ministers of state as well as senior
Snippets of information picked up by
Myjoyonline.com indicate, former Finance Minister
Kwesi Botchway may well be appointed as the vice
It is unconfirmed, even though others including
Trade Minister Hanna Tetteh, Agric Minister Kwasi
Ahwoi and Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor have
all been named as possible candidates.
Profile of Dr. Kwesi Botchwey
Kwesi Botchwey is a Ghanaian former government
official and Professor of Practice in Development
Economics at The Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy of Tufts University.
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.
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.
Other Notable Previous Assignments
• Advisor to the World Bank on the 1997 World
• Member and Chairman of IMF's Group of
Independent Experts who conducted the first ever
external evaluation of the Enhanced Structural
• Advisor to the UNDP's UN Special Initiative on
• Advisor to the European Centre for Development
Policy and Management (ECDPM)
"Transforming the Periphery: A study of the
struggle of social forces in Ghana for democracy
and national sovereignty", United Nations
publication, 1981 (ISBN 92-808-0309-3; ISSN
"Obstacles to Centralized Reform: An African
Perspective" in Deepening Structural Reform in
Africa, Lessons from East Asia, ed. Laura Wallace,
International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC,
Implementing Debt Relief for the HIPCs,”
(co-author), Center for International Development,
“Wither the Partnership Agenda in Development
Cooperation: A Country perspective,” 4th
Conference on Evaluation and Development, World
“The New Partnership for Africa’s Economic
Development: Internal and External Visions,”
NEPAD: Internal and External Visions and
Current and Past Projects
Member & 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.
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
Profile of Mr. Kwesi Awhoi
Kwesi Ahwoi (born 17 November 1946) is the
Minister for Food and Agriculture in Ghana.
Kwesi Ahwoi attended Prempeh College at Kumasi
where he obtained his GCE Ordinary Level in 1965.
His sixth form education was at Saint Augustine’s
College at Cape Coast where he passed the GCE
Advanced Level in 1967. His undergraduate
education was at the University of Cape Coast
where he obtained the Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Economics, Geography and Education.
Between 1980 and 1981, he studied for the Post
Graduate Certificates in Budgeting and Financial
Management and from the Ghana Institute of
Management and Public Administration. During 1985
and 1986, he studied for the Postgraduate
Certificate in Planning and Resource Management at
the University of Maryland, College Park, United
Ahwoi has held various positions in government and
business. He was the Chief Executive Officer of
the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre during the
Rawlings era. Following the December 2008
presidential election, he was appointed Minister
for Food and Agriculture by President John Atta
Kwesi Ahwoi is married with seven children.
Kwamena Ahwoi and Ato Ahwoi, both brothers of
Kwesi served in the Rawlings government
Profile of Hanna Tetteh
Hanna Tetteh (born 31 May 1967) is a Ghanaian
barrister and politician. She is the current
Minister for Trade and Industry of Ghana. She also
served as a Member of Parliament between 2001 and
Early life and education
Hanna Tetteh was born in Szeged, Hungary. Her
secondary education was at the Wesley Girls High
School at Cape Coast in the Central Region of
Ghana from 1978 to 1985. Between 1986 and 1989,
she studied law at the University of Ghana where
she obtained the Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree.
She then attended the Ghana Law School, becoming a
Barrister-at-Law in 1992.
Hanna Tetteh worked as a Legal Officer with the
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
from 1992 to 1993. Over the next year, she worked
in private legal practice at the Ansa-Asare and
Company Hencil Chambers in Accra, Ghana. In 1995,
she served as a legal officer with the Commission
on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in
Later that same year, she joined the Ghana Agro
Food Company, a company involved with tuna
canning, wheat milling, feed milling, and fishmeal
production and veterinary drugs at Tema in the
Greater Accra Region where she held several
positions until she went into politics in 2000.
She returned to the same company in 2005 where she
worked until 2009.
Hanna Tetteh won the Awutu Senya constituency seat
in the December 2000 parliamentary election and
served for one term as National Democratic
Congress Member of Parliament on the opposition
benches. She did not contest her seat in the next
In 2008, she returned into politics, becoming the
communications director of John Atta Mills'
campaign during the December 2008 presidential
elections. She got robbed at gun point during the
campaign. In February 2009, following his
appointment as the new President of Ghana, John
Atta Mills appointed her Minister of Trade and
Hanna Tetteh is a director of Accra Hearts of Oak
Profile of Dr. Kwabena Dufuor
Kwabena Duffuor is the Finance Minister of Ghana.
He has also served as the Governor of the Bank of
Ghana in the past.
Early life and education
Kwabena Duffuor had his secondary education at the
Prempeh College at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of
Ghana. He proceeded to the University of Ghana
where he graduated in 1968 with a B. Sc. degree in
His prostgraduate studies were at the Syracuse
University in New York, United States where he
obtained a Masters in Business Administration
degree in Finance and Banking and Master of Arts
in Economics in 1975. He was also awarded a
Doctorate of Philosophy in International Finance
in 1979 at the same university.
He started work with the Ghana Commercial Bank in
1969 where he rose to become Chief Economist and
Head of Research Department. Between 1982 and
1991, Duffuor worked full time as a banker. He
also worked as a part-time lecturer in Economics,
Finance and Banking at the Economics Department
and the School of Administration at the University
of Ghana. He was appointed an External Examiner in
Finance from 1985 at the University.
In 1995, he became Deputy Governor of the Bank of
Ghana. In July 1997, Duffuor was appointed by
Jerry Rawlings, President of Ghana in consultation
with the Council of State as the Governor of the
Bank of Ghana. He held this position till his four
years term ended in September 2001. He was
nominated Ghana's man of the year by the readers
of The Independent newspaper.
Kwabena Duffuor is a member of the Convention
People's Party. He was however appointed
Finance Minister in the National Democratic
Congress government led by John Atta Mills,
President of Ghana in February 2009 after winning
the 2008 Ghanaian presidential elections.
Dr. Duffuor loves playing golf in his leisure
Source - MyjoyOnline
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Dear President Mahama, choose Victor Smith as your vice thank you.
King, london, king,london 2012-07-27 (02:01:26)
Dear Mr President, we don't want any PNDC era, we have had enough. Please choose victor smith as running mate(vice).
King,London , King,London 2012-07-27 (08:19:36)