Felix Owusu-Adjapong

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Hon.
Felix Owusu-Adjapong
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Akyem Swedru
In office
7 January 1997 – 7 January 2009
Preceded by Paul Kofi Peprah
Succeeded by Joseph Ampomah Bosompem
Majority 11,381
Minister for Energy
In office
2008–2009
President John Kufuor
Preceded by Joseph Kofi Adda
Succeeded by Joe Oteng-Adjei
Personal details
Born 1944
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party New Patriotic Party

Felix Kwasi Owusu-Adjapong (born 1944) is a Ghanaian politician who served as Majority Leader in the Parliament of Ghana and as a New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru. He also held various ministerial portfolios in the Kufuor government.

Life[edit]

Felix Owusu-Adjapong studied Land Economy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. He also studied Housing, Planning and Building at the Bouwcentrum Institute in Rotterdam, Urban Land Appraisal at the University of Reading in England, and law at the Ghana Law School.[1]

He was first elected MP for Akyem Swedru in the 1996 parliamentary elections,[2] and re-elected in 2000 with a majority of 5,047.[3] In February 2001 he became Minister for Transport and Communications,[4] and in April 2003 Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.[5] In 2004 he was re-elected as MP with a majority of 11,381.[6] In 2007 he resigned his ministerial position to make an unsuccessful bid for the presidential nomination of the NPP.[7] He did not contest his parliamentary constituency at the 2008 elections, and Joseph Ampomah Bosompem won it for the NPP with a majority of 8,469.[8] In June 2008 he was appointed Minister of Energy,[9] holding the post until the end of Kufuor's government in January 2009.

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Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
Paul Kofi Peprah
Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru
1997 – 2009
Succeeded by
Joseph Ampomah Bosompem
Preceded by
?
Majority Leader
2005 – 2008
Succeeded by
Abraham Ossei Aidooh
Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Salia
Minister for Roads and Transport
Minister for Transport and Communications
2001 – 2003
Succeeded by
Richard Winfred Anane
Minister for Roads, Highways and Transport
Preceded by
Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
Minister for Communications
Succeeded by
Albert Kan Dapaah
Minister for Communications and Technology
Preceded by
?
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
2003 – 2007
Succeeded by
Abraham Ossei Aidooh
Preceded by
Joseph Kofi Adda
Minister for Energy
2008 – 2009
Succeeded by
Joe Oteng-Adjei