|34th Minister for the Interior (Ghana)|
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)|
February 2009 – January 2013
|President||John Atta Mills|
|Preceded by||Ernest Debrah|
|Succeeded by||Clement Kofi Humado|
|Born||November 17, 1946|
|Political party||National Democratic Congress|
|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.
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.
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. He held that position until 16 July 2014.
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- "Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi - Minister for Food and Agriculture". Government of Ghana. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
- "Kwesi Ahwoi - Minister for the Interior". ghana.gov.gh. Government of Ghana. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
- "Ministerial reshuffle: Spio rejoins gov't". Ghanaweb.com. Ghana Home Page. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Ghana:The Mills grind slowly, Africa Confidential, retrieved 2010-06-29
William Kwasi Aboah
|Minister for the Interior
2013 – 2014
|Minister for Food and Agriculture
2009 – 2013
Clement Kofi Humado