Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah

Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah (born 18 June 1974 in Takoradi) is a Ghanaian politician and the current Member of Parliament for the Takoradi constituency in the Western Region of Ghana.[1][2] He had his secondary school at Mfantsipim School. He is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the deputy minister for Aviation in Ghana.[3][4][5]

Hon.
Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah
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Western Regional Minister
Assumed office
2019
PresidentNana Akufo-Addo
Deputy Minister for Aviation
In office
2017 – February 2019
PresidentNana Akufo-Addo
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Takoradi
Assumed office
7 Jan 2009
Preceded byGladys Asmah
Personal details
Born (1974-06-18) 18 June 1974 (age 48)
Ghana
Political partyNew Patriotic Party
OccupationEntrepreneur
Profession

Early life and educationEdit

Darko-Mensah was born on 18 June 1974 in Takoradi. He hails from Anwhiankwanta, a town in (Ghana). He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry in 2000 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He later pursued a postgraduate degree in Democracy, Governance, Law and Development from the University of Cape Coast in 2006. He has also received certificates from Sangonet, South Africa, and Empretec Ghana.[1][6][7]

CareerEdit

Darko-Mensah is a biochemist and a hotelier by profession. From 1995 to 1998 he was in charge of operations management at the Ahenfie Hotel. From 2001 to 2006 he was with e-Base Africa Ltd as its managing director. He doubled as the Director of Operations at the Guest House Maggi from 2003 to 2008. He was also the finance committee chairman of the Sekondi- Takoradi metropolitan assembly, the third largest city of Ghana prior to entering parliament [1][6][7]

PoliticsEdit

Darko-Mensah entered parliament on 7 January 2009 as a member of parliament for the Takoradi constituency on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party. He has remained in parliament winning the subsequent elections (2012 and 2016) since 2009.[1][6][7]

Darko-Mensah was appointed deputy minister for Aviation in 2017 by Nana Akufo-Addo.[4][5] He remained in that position until February 2019 when he was appointed Regional Minister for the Western Region.[8]

In parliament, he has served on various committees, some of which include; the Subsidiary Legislation Committee, the Education Committee, the Business Committee and the Roads and Transport Committee.[1][6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

Darko-Mensah is married with three children. He identifies as a Christian and a Methodist.[1][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Full MP Details". www.ghanamps.gov.gh. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  2. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Apiate Explosion: 'Calls For Resettlement Too Premature' – Regional Minister". Peacefmonline.com - Ghana news. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  3. ^ "List of Akufo-Addo's 50 deputy ministers and four news ministers". Yen Ghana. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Akufo-Addo names 50 deputies, 4 ministers of state". Cifi FM Online. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Akufo-Addo picks deputy ministers". Ghana Web. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Member of Parliament Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah". Ghana Web. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d e "HON. KWABENA OKYERE DARKO-MENSAH". Parliament of Ghana. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  8. ^ "MP for Takoradi, Kobby Okyere Darko named Western Regional Minister". Spice fm Online. Retrieved 29 January 2020.