Alfred Oko Vanderpuije

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Alfred Oko Vanderpuije
Alfred Oko Vanderpuije.jpg
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Ablekuma South
Assumed office
7 January 2017
Preceded byFritz Baffour
Mayor of Accra
In office
2009–2016
Preceded byStanley Nii Adjiri Blankson
Succeeded byMohammed Nii Adjei Sowah
Personal details
Born
Alfred Oko Vanderpuije

(1955-11-04) November 4, 1955 (age 63)
Jamestown, Ghana
NationalityGhanaian
Political partyNational Democratic Congress
Spouse(s)Widowed
ResidenceAccra, Ghana
OccupationPolitician

Alfred Oko Vanderpuije (born 4 November 1955)[1] is a Ghanaian politician. A Jamestown native, he was born and bred at Mamprobi, Darkuman and Dansoman at various stages of his childhood. He was the former Mayor of Accra, installed in that office by President John Atta Mills in 2009 and completing his second term in 2017.[2] He is currently the member of parliament for Ablekuma South Constituency in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana[3].

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.[4] His ancestor, Jacobus van der Puije was Governor of the Dutch Gold Coast in 1780.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newghana.org - Alfred Vanderpuije Ed.S.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Ghanaweb.com - Alfred Vanderpuije is The New Accra Mayor Archived 2013-05-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ 20, Juicenet December; 2016 (2016-12-08). "Accra Mayor Okoe Vanderpuye Headed To Parliament - Wins Ablekuma South Seat". Ghanacelebrities.com. Archived from the original on 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  4. ^ 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.