|Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Ablekuma South
|Preceded by||Theresa Amerley Tagoe|
|Minister for Information|
|President||John Atta Mills|
|Preceded by||John Tia|
11 March 1952 |
|Relations||R. P. Baffour|
|Profession||Journalist, Media consultant|
Fritz Baffour (born 11 March 1952) is a Ghanaian journalist, politician and communications consultant. He is the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South constituency in the Parliament of Ghana and the Minister for Information of Ghana. He is a member of the National Democratic Congress in Ghana.
Early life and education
Baffour was born in Accra, the capital of Ghana. His father was R. P. Baffour, an academician and one of the first Ghanaian mechanical engineers as well as the first Ghanaian Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. His mother was a midwife. His secondary education was at the Prempeh College and the Technology Secondary School, both in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He obtained his GCE Ordinary Level certificate in 1968. His sixth form education was at the City of Bath College in Avon in the United Kingdom between 1972 and 1974, completing with the GCE Advanced Level certificate. Baffour also attended the Bristol Polytechnic between 1974 and 1976. Fritz Baffour did a master's degree in Communication Studies from the Leicester University between 2007 and 2012.
Baffour worked as a journalist. He was a producer with Ghana Television, the TV channel of the state owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation as a producer and director. He has also worked with Liberian Television, Nigerian Television, Tyne Tees TV UK, Diverse Production in UK and Back to Back Productions USA. He was also a media consultant to the government of Jerry Rawlings.
Baffour was involved with the National Democratic Congress from its inception in 1991. He became a member of parliament in January 2009 after winning the Ablekuma South seat in the Ghanaian parliamentary election in 2008. He was appointed Minister for information by President John Atta Mills in 2012.
|Parliament of Ghana|
|Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South
2009 – present
|Minister for Information
2012 – present