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Biography of Edward Osei-Kwaku

Biography of Edward Osei-Kwaku
Edward Osei-Kwaku

Edward Osei-Kwaku was a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. He served as the deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, and Minister of Youth and Sports during the Kufuor administration. He also served as a member of parliament for the Asokwa West constituency from 7 January 1997 to 6 January 2005.

Education

Osei-Kwaku was educated at Prempeh College (Kumasi) then at Adisadel College (Cape Coast) and from there obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ghana.

Career

Prior to entering politics, Osei-Kwaku worked as a lawyer at his Law firm, Afriyie Chambers.

Politics

Osei-Kwaku was a member of the New Patriotic Party, he served as the member of parliament for the Asokwa West constituency from 7 January 1997 to 6 January 2005. During the 1996 Ghanaian general election, he polled 42,734 votes which accounted for 52.7% of the total votes cast, and during the 2000 Ghanaian general election, he polled 48,738 votes which accounted for 74.5% of the total votes cast. During the Kufuor administration, he was appointed deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs and later Minister of Youth and Sports. During his tenure of office as the Minister of Youth and Sports, he helped initiate the bid for Ghana to host the CAN 2008 tournament. He also aided in the rehabilitation of Ghana’s then major stadia, the Accra Sports Stadium and the Kumasi Sports Stadium (now Baba Yara Stadium).

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Personal life

Osei-Kwaku was a Christian and a member of the St Cyprian Anglican Church of Ghana. He died on Tuesday 13 September 2005.

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