Mr. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong has been appointed as the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
A date is yet to be scheduled by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for his vetting.
His name was part of the list of 39 Deputy Ministers released by the President on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
He is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mampong Constituency in the Ashanti Region. He won the NPP primaries on his fourth attempt after ousting then incumbent, Francis Addai-Nimo in 2015.
Below is the profile of Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong
Mr. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong was instrumental in the formation of the Danquah–Busia–Dombo group in London called United Progress Party International (UPPI) under the leadership of J.H Mensah, Kwadwo Mpiani, S.K Boafo, Thomas Broni, Elizabeth Ohene, Dr. Adjei Baafour.
This was the umbrella political organisation for the exiled in the UK in the 1980s and before 1992.
The UPPI in London coordinated all the political activities, strategies and programmes of the Danquah-Busia group in Ghana and outside Ghana until the birth of NPP in Ghana in 1992.
He was a founding member of the NPP in 1992.
He was the Assistant Secretary and later became the General Secretary.
- University of Ghana, Legon (1980-84) – B/A (Hons.) Geography& Pol. Science
- University of South Bank, London (1991)- Post Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
- University of Westminster, London (1993/94) Post Graduate Certificate in Housing Studies/ Estate Management
- University of Westminster, London (1994-95), Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Management
- University of Westminster, London, (1995-96), M/A (Housing Management)
- University of London, Birkbeck College (2002-2003), Post Graduate Certificate in Investment Management.
- University of London, Birkbeck College (2004-2005), Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
- Graduate School of Governance & Leadership 2012, Advance Executive Cert in Procurement & Contract Management
Professional qualifications and memberships
- Associate Member – Chartered Institute of Housing (UK)
- Member – Chartered Management Institute (UK)
- Member – Chartered Institute of Directors (UK)
- Affiliate Member – Institute of Consulting (UK)
- John Grant Estates, Edmonton London – 1989-90
- London Borough of Lambeth, Brixton Directorate of Housing & Property
- Senior Administrative Officer (Sept 1990- Oct 1991)
- London Borough of Hackney – Directorate of Housing
- Estate Manager: Oct 1991- June 1994
- Senior Housing Officer: June 1994-Sept 1995
- Principal Housing Officer: Sept 1995 – June 1996
- Divisional Service Manager: June 1996 – Oct 2002
- Hanover In Hackney Housing Ltd (UK)
- Capricorn Associates (UK) Ltd ( Property Developers, Management & Consultants)
- Deputy High Commissioner to New Delhi, India: 2006 – 2009
As Deputy High Commissioner and lead officer for investment, business and trade, there was an increase in investment, business and trade activities between India and Ghana with Ghana becoming the preferred country for investment and business by Indian industrialist in West Africa sub region. He Negotiated and secured approval for Indian Exim Bank line of Credit for the following projects
- Railway Corridors project – USD$13million
- Agro-Processing Projects – USD$7million
- ICT & Good Governance project (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – USD$5million
- Waste Management Equipment & Management support – USD$10million
- Fish processing plant (Elmina) – USD$11million
As at the time of my recall from India in March 2009, he had initiated and negotiated for Government of India Exim Bank funding for various projects supported with feasibility studies reports value USD$598.
Whilst in India he was also to get the following companies to establish their presence in Ghana:
- Mahindra automobile – Bolero pick-ups, Scorpio pick-ups, Scorpio SUVs
- Mahindra Agricultural Solutions & Equipment Division – tractors, combine Harvesters, etc.
- Tech Mahindra – IT & Communication services
- Eicher Motors Ltd – Eicher buses and Trucks especially for the Senior High schools, trucks
Mr. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong is married with three children