Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Tipped To Replace Alan Kyeremanten As Trade Minister
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has been tipped to replace Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremanten following his resignation from the Akufo-Addo-led government on Thursday, January 5.
Kyerematen’s resignation is expected to pave way for him to officially declare his intention to run for the Flagbearer position of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the party’s congress later this year to elect a flagbearer for the 2024 elections.
Oppong Nkrumah over the past few months is believed to understudied Alan Kyeremanten in a bid to ensure a smooth transition.
The pair were in August last year seen together at the launch of a national African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Policy Framework and Action Plan to position private businesses in the country to fully take advantage of AfCFTA.
About Oppong Nkrumah
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is the Minister for Information and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ofoase Ayirebi Constituency. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court.
He previously served as Deputy Information Minister and Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid during the first tenure of the Akufo-Addo administration.
Read – Alan Kyerematen resigns as Trade and Industry minister – Report
Before joining politics, Oppong Nkrumah had worked with British American Tobacco as a Treasury Analyst. He also worked as a broadcast journalist with Joy FM of the Multi Media Group where he hosted the “Super Morning Show”. He later left Joy FM and established his own Private Equity Firm, West Brownstone Capital.
Oppong Nkrumah attended the University of Cape Coast where he attained a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He has an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He has a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) which he obtained from the Ghana Institute of Management and Professional Administration (GIMPA). In 2016 he was called to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.