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Achievements by NPP with late Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei

Achievements by NPP with late Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei

So sad:NPP has lost one of its stalwarts-Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei

Dr Anthony Akoto Osei was
the immediate Member of Parliament (MP) for Old Tafo Constituency of the Ashanti Region of Ghana and died at age 64.

The incident occurred on Monday, March 20, 2023, after he has been unwell subsequently.

Biography about Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei

Anthony Akoto Osei was a Ghanaian banker and politician.

Osei was in the cabinet of President John Agyekum Kufuor as Minister of State for Finance and Economic Planning. He was a member of Parliament for the electoral district of Old Tafo in the Ashanti region.

Osei was born in Sunyani, the capital of Bono Region then Brong Ahafo Region on April 18, 1953.

He had his secondary-level education at Achimota School and Opoku Ware Senior High School. He furthered at Oberlin College in Ohio where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics.

He has a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from the American University in the USA.

He also graduated from Howard University in 1987 with a Ph.D. in economics.

Osei was an Economist by profession.

On March 27, 2002, Osei became a member of the management board of Merchant Bank (Ghana) Ltd.

Previously, he worked as an associate professor at Dillard University (USA) and previously as a research assistant at the Center for Policy Analysis in Ghana.

Osei worked as deputy minister for Finance and Economic Planning in May 2003 and was a major economic adviser to the government.

He was elevated to substantive Minister for Finance and Economic Planning after the death of the then Minister Kwadwo Baah Wiredu.

He served in that role until January 6, 2009, when the government was handed over to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which had won the 2008 general elections.

In February 2017, Osei was sworn in as Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation after being nominated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and going through the vetting process in Parliament.

The ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation was a newly created Ministry to evaluate, monitor and plan review summits and forums in fulfillment of the government’s policies on evaluating the progress of its own ministries.

In May 2017, Nana Addo named him as part of the nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet.

The names of the 19 ministers were submitted to the Parliament of Ghana and announced by the Speaker of the House, Prof. Mike Ocquaye.

As a Cabinet minister, Akoto Osei was part of the inner circle of the president and aided in key decision-making activities in the country.

Other positions held

He worked at the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA), Accra; Consultant to the World Bank (Korean Division), 1987; Associate professor in Economics at Howard Universities from 1984 to 1995; Special Adviser, MFEP, 2001–2003; Deputy Minister for Finance, 2003–2007; Minister of State, 2007–2008; Acting Minister of Finance, September 2008 – 6 January 2009; MP (January 2005 to date – 4th term)

Elections won

Osei was elected as the member of parliament for the Old Tafo constituency of the Ashanti Region of Ghana for the first time in the 2004 Ghanaian general elections.

He won the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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.

The NPP won a majority total of 128 parliamentary seats out of 230 seats.

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