A stalwart and Member of National Council of Elders of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP), Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi has declared his intention to contest as a National Chairman of the party.
Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi is hoping to take the mantle from the current National Chairman, Freddy Blay who is likely not to seek re-election
The veteran politician took the decision after series of meetings and engagements with some party bigwigs, confidants, and the grassroots.
Already, posters of Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi have started flying on various social media platforms.
Radioprogressonline.com can report that the campaign team of Professor Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi has designed a solid strategy aimed at pushing the agenda to fruition.
The decision of the renowned and respected academician and politician to join the race to lead the party is to help champion the “break the 8 mantra” with his years of experience.
Read his profile below
Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi was born on 21st August 1945 at Techiman in the Bono East Region.
He attended the Adisadel College in Cape-Coast for his GCE O’ and A’ Levels before entering the University of Ghana in 1965 obtaining a B.Sc. Hons in Zoology in 1969.
He pursued his Masters in Zoology at the same University and completed the course in a year in 1970. He left the shores of Ghana for the United States specifically the University of Michigan in 1972 where he spent four years studying for MS in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Zoology.
A well-respected academician, he has a long-standing involvement in an evolutionary educational process.
He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Cape Coast; Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UCC; Coordinator, National Science Resource Centre; Policy Adviser to the Minister of Education; Director-General of the Ghana Education Service and Minister of Education before.
He has obtained several awards which include: The University of Ghana, Scholar, 1969-1970, AFGRAD Scholar, University of Michigan 1972-1977 Senior Research Fellow, Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship at University College of North Wales Bengor1984-1985 and Fullbright Scholar- Marine Research Laboratory Bodega Bay University Of California.
As a veteran politician, he has actively been a strong adherent and participated in the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition.
He was the Parliamentary Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Techiman North Constituency in 1992.
A former Member of Parliament for the Techiman North Constituency, he served as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service and Minister of Education under the erstwhile John Agyekum Kufuor’s administration.
Professor Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi was appointed as Board Chairman of the Ghana Infrastructural Investment Fund (GIIF) in 2017.