Profile of Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister-designate, Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong

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President Akufo-Addo has appointed Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong as the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

The current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mampong Constituency in the Ashanti Region, is part of 39 Deputy Ministers announced by the President on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

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 the Assistant Secretary and later became the General Secretary.

Academic qualifications

University of Ghana, Legon (1980-84) – B/A (Hons.)
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)

Employment history

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

Mr. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong is married with three children.