Kwamena Ahwoi

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Kwamena Ahwoi
Minister for Planning and Regional Economic Co-operation and Integration
In office
1997 – Jan 2001
President Jerry Rawlings
Preceded by New Ministry
Succeeded by Kofi Konadu Apraku
22nd Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ghana)
In office
President Jerry Rawlings
Preceded by Obed Asamoah
Succeeded by Victor Gbeho
Minister for Local Government and Rural Development
In office
President Jerry Rawlings
Preceded by William Yeboah
Succeeded by Cecilia Johnson
Personal details
Born (1951-10-13) 13 October 1951 (age 66)
Winneba, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress
Relations Kwesi Ahwoi, Ato Ahwoi
Alma mater University of Oxford
Profession Academic, Lawyer

Kwamena Ahwoi (born 13 October 1951)[1][2] is a politician in Ghana who served as Minister for Local Government and Rural Development from 1990 to 2001 in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, during the reign of Jerry Rawlings. He also briefly served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1997, and was acting minister in that department during much of the 1990s. In 2005, he resigned as director of research for the NDC.[3]


Kwamina Ahwoi studied Law on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.[4] His career in the NDC government has allowed him various positions. In the mid-1980s, he served as director of the Office of Revenue Commissioners, Investigations and Tribunals, and was the acting secretary for Foreign Affairs. by 1990, he was Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development. During his term in the office of foreign affairs, he attempted to unify the NDC with the National Reform Party in 1999, and he sent troops to join the Nigerian-led ECOMOG in quelling the Sierra Leone Civil War after a coup in 1997. After the NDC lost in the election of 2000, Ahwoi was critical of the new New Patriotic Party government, and worked to reduce factionalism in the NDC.

He is a now a lecturer at the Greenhill Institute of Management and Public Administration, a tertiary institution in Ghana.[5]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Profile of Kwamena Ahwoi
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Kwamena Ahwoi Quits NDC?". General News of Thursday, 22 September 2005. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Kwamena Ahwoi Minister, Ministry of Local Governance and Rural Development, Ghana". Innovations for Successful Societies. Princeton University. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Empower District Offices of CHRAJ - Ahwoi". Official Local Government website. Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Environment, & Maks Publications & Media Services. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  • "Kwamena Ahwoi Quits Position". Africa News. (2005) AllAfrica, Inc. 23 September 2005
  • "Ahwoi troubles Reform". Africa News (1999) AllAfrica, Inc. 21 December 1999

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
William H. Yeboah
Minister for Local Government and Rural Development
1993 – 97
Succeeded by
Cecilia Johnson
Preceded by
Dr. Obed Asamoah
Foreign Minister

Succeeded by
Victor Gbeho
New title Minister for Planning and Regional Economic Co-operation and Integration
? – 2001
Succeeded by
Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku