Alfred Vanderpuije

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Alfred Oko Vanderpuije
Mayor of Accra
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Personal details
Born Alfred Oko Vanderpuije
(1955-11-04) November 4, 1955 (age 59)
Jamestown, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Spouse(s) Married
Residence Accra, Ghana
Occupation Politician

Alfred Oko Vanderpuije (born 4 November 1955)[1] is a Ghanaian politician. A Jamestown native, he is the current mayor of Accra, installed in that office by President John Atta Mills in 2009.[2]

His Dutch surname reflects his Euro-African descent. The ancestors of Vanderpuije originally came from Sint-Maartensdijk on the former island of Tholen in the Netherlands.[3] His relative Jacobus van der Puije was Governor of the Dutch Gold Coast in 1780.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newghana.org - Alfred Vanderpuije Ed.S.
  2. ^ Ghanaweb.com - Alfred Vanderpuije is The New Accra Mayor
  3. ^ Van der Rijt, Franka (2009-11-30). "'Dit voelt voor mij als warme thuiskomst'". BN De Stem. Archived from the original on 2009-12-02. Retrieved 3 April 2012.