Alfred Oko Vanderpuije

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Alfred Oko Vanderpuije
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Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Ablekuma South
Assumed office
7 January 2017
Preceded by Fritz Baffour
Mayor of Accra
In office
2009–2016
Preceded by Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson
Succeeded by Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah
Personal details
Born Alfred Oko Vanderpuije
(1955-11-04) November 4, 1955 (age 62)
Jamestown, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress
Spouse(s) Widowed
Residence Accra, Ghana
Occupation Politician

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.[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.
  2. ^ Ghanaweb.com - Alfred Vanderpuije is The New Accra Mayor
  3. ^ 20, Juicenet December; 2016 (2016-12-08). "Accra Mayor Okoe Vanderpuye Headed To Parliament - Wins Ablekuma South Seat". Ghanacelebrities.com. 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.