Kwesi Ahwoi

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Kwesi Ahwoi
Kwesi Ahwoi at African Heads of State conference May 18, 2012.jpg
34th Minister for the Interior (Ghana)
In office
February 2013 – 16 July 2014
President John Dramani Mahama
Preceded by William Kwasi Aboah
Succeeded by Mark Woyongo
30th Minister for Food and Agriculture (Ghana)
In office
February 2009 – January 2013
President John Atta Mills
Preceded by Ernest Debrah
Succeeded by Clement Kofi Humado
Personal details
Born (1946-11-17) November 17, 1946 (age 70)
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress
Relations Kwamena Ahwoi
Ato Ahwoi
Children 7
Alma mater University of Cape Coast (B.A.)
University of Maryland

Kwesi Ahwoi (born 17 November 1946) is a former Minister for the Interior of Ghana. In 2015, he became the first Ghanaian ambassador to the Comoros, he also doubles as ambassador of Ghana in 4 other countries; Lesotho, Mauritius, Seychelles and Swaziland.[1]


Kwesi Ahwoi attended Prempeh College at Kumasi where he obtained his GCE Ordinary Level in 1965. His sixth form education was at St. Augustine's College (Cape Coast) where he passed the GCE Advanced Level in 1967. His undergraduate education was at the University of Cape Coast where he obtained the Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Geography and Education. Between 1980 and 1981, he studied for the Post Graduate Certificates in Budgeting and Financial Management and from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. During 1985 and 1986, he studied for the Postgraduate Certificate in Planning and Resource Management at the University of Maryland, College Park, United States.[2]


Ahwoi has held various positions in government and business. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre during the Rawlings era. Following the December 2008 presidential election, he was appointed Minister for Food and Agriculture by President John Atta Mills. In January 2013, Ahwoi was appointed Minister for the Interior of Ghana by President John Dramani Mahama.[3] He held that position until 16 July 2014.[4]


Kwesi Ahwoi is married with seven children.[2] Kwamena Ahwoi and Ato Ahwoi, both brothers of Kwesi served in the Rawlings government.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kwesi Ahwoi is Ghana's first Ambassador to Comoros". 5 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi - Minister for Food and Agriculture". Government of Ghana. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Kwesi Ahwoi - Minister for the Interior". Government of Ghana. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ministerial reshuffle: Spio rejoins gov't". Ghana Home Page. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Ghana:The Mills grind slowly, Africa Confidential, retrieved 2010-06-29 

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Kwasi Aboah
Minister for the Interior
2013 – 2014
Succeeded by
Mark Woyongo
Preceded by
Ernest Debrah
Minister for Food and Agriculture
2009 – 2013
Succeeded by
Clement Kofi Humado