Simon Osei-Mensah

Simon Osei-Mensah (born 27 May 1961) is a Ghanaian politician, a member of the 6th Parliament and 4th Republic of Ghana, and a member of the New Patriotic Party in Ghana. He is the Ashanti Regional minister of Ghana.[2] He was appointed by President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo in January 2017 and was approved by the members of parliament in February 2017.[3]

Hon.
Simon Osei-Mensah
Ashanti Regional Minister
Assumed office
February 2017
Preceded byPeter Anarfi-Mensah
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Bosomtwe Constituency
In office
7 January 2013 – 6 January 2017
PresidentJohn Mahama
Succeeded byYaw Osei Adutwum
Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe Constituency
In office
7 January 2009 – 6 January 2013
PresidentJohn Atta Mills
John Mahama
Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe Constituency
In office
7 January 2005 – 6 January 2009
PresidentJohn Kufuor
Preceded byPoku Adu-Gyamfi
Personal details
Born (1961-05-27) 27 May 1961 (age 61)
NationalityGhanaianGhana 
Political partyNew Patriotic Party
Children5
Alma materUniversity of National and World Economy[1]
OccupationEconomist/Banker[1]

Early life and educationEdit

Osei-Mensah was born on 27 May 1961.[4] He is from the town of Jachie in the Ashanti region. He obtained a Master of Science degree in economics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1991. He also has a Certificate in Banking from the Institute of Business in Odense, Denmark, acquired in 1998.[1]

CareerEdit

Osei-Mensah is an economist and banker.[4] He worked as an operations manager at Kuapa Kokoo Credit Union before aspiring to political office.[1]

Political careerEdit

Osei-Mensah is a member of the New Patriotic Party.[1][5][6] He became a member of parliament from January 2005 after emerging winner in the General Election in December 2004.[5] He run for a second and third term and won. He was the MP for Bosomtwe constituency.[1][5][6][7] He was elected as the member of parliament for this constituency in the fourth, fifth and sixth parliaments of the fourth Republic of Ghana.[5][6][7] In February 2020, after his party came back into office, he was appointed by President Nana Akuffo-Addo as the Ashanti regional minister.[8]

ElectionsEdit

Osei-Mensah was elected as the member of parliament for the Bosomtwe constituency of the Ashanti Region for the first time in the 2004 Ghanaian general elections. He won on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.[5] 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.[9] The New Patriotic Party won a majority total of 128 parliamentary seats out of 230 seats.[10] He was elected with 28,052 votes out of 34,225 total valid votes cast equivalent to 82% of total valid votes cast. He was elected over Suleiman Mohammed of the People's National Convention, Edward Isaac Boateng of the National Democratic Congress and Paul Adomako Ansah of the Convention People's Party. These obtained 1.0%, 14.3% and 2.8% respectively of total valid votes cast.[5]

In 2008, he won the general elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party for the same constituency.[6] 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.[11] The New Patriotic Party won a minority total of 109 parliamentary seats out of 230 seats.[12] He was elected with 25,988 votes out of 37,194 total valid votes cast, equivalent to 69.87%, and elected over Suleiman Mohammed of the People's National Convention, Dr. Joseph Oteng Adjei of the National Democratic Congress and Gilbert Adler Alhassan of the Convention People's Party. These obtained 1.46%, 27.67% and 0.99% respectively of the total votes cast.[6]

In 2012, he won the general elections one more time on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party for the same constituency. He was elected with 34,790 votes out of 52,269 total valid votes cast. This was equivalent to 66.56% of total valid votes cast. He was elected over Joe Oteng-Adjei of the National Democratic Congress, Kwame Ofosu Chei of Progressive People's Party and Yaw Wiredu of the People's National Convention. These obtained 32.97%, 0.36% and 0.11% respectively of the total votes cast.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Osei-Mensah is a Catholic Christian. He is married with five children.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Ghana MPs - MP Details - Osei-Mensah, Simon". 25 April 2016. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ Adogla-Bessa, Delali (24 January 2017). "List of Nana Addo's 10 Regional Minister-nominees". Ghana News. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
    - "Go to court if you're unhappy with dismissal - Minister to Opare-Addo". Graphic Online. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  3. ^ Adogla-Bessa, Delali (18 February 2017). "Parliament approves Nana Addo's regional minister nominees". Ghana News. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Welcome". Ghana Members of Parliament. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f FM, Peace. "Ghana Election 2004 Results - Adansi Asokwa Constituency". Ghana Elections - Peace FM. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
    - Elections 2004; Ghana's Parliamentary and Presidential Elections. Accra: Electoral Commission of Ghana; Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. 2005. p. 122.
  6. ^ a b c d e FM, Peace. "Ghana Election 2008 Results - Adansi Asokwa Constituency". Ghana Elections - Peace FM. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
    - Ghana Elections 2008. Ghana: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. 2010. p. 61.
  7. ^ a b c FM, Peace. "Ghana Election 2012 Results - Bosomtwe Constituency". Ghana Elections - Peace FM. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
    - Election 2012. Ghana: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. 2012. p. 130.
  8. ^ "Parliament approves Nana Addo's regional minister nominees". Citi 97.3 FM - Relevant Radio. Always. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Statistics of Presidential and Parliamentary Election Results". Fact Check Ghana. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  10. ^ FM, Peace. "Ghana Election 2004 Results - President". Ghana Elections - Peace FM. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  11. ^ FM, Peace. "Ghana Election 2008 Results - Ashanti Region". Ghana Elections - Peace FM. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  12. ^ FM, Peace. "Ghana Election 2008". Ghana Elections - Peace FM. Retrieved 2 August 2020.