Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin, MP for Effutu
Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin born on 27 May 1978 is the Member of the Parliament of Ghana for the Effutu constituency, Central Region. He also serves as a member of the Committee on Defense and Interior Committee in Ghana Parliament. He is currently the Deputy Majority Leader in the Parliament of Ghana and hails from Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana.
He studied law at the University of Buckingham, (LLB/MGT, 2003–2006), Ghana School of Law where he received a Barrister at Law certification (2007–2009) and received an M.A in international politics and security studies at the University of Bradford (2009–2010). Between the years 1999 and 2003, the Effutu legislator worked as a Principal Postal Officer at the Ghana Post Company Limited. Also, he worked at the Excel Courier Ghana Limited as the Director between 2004 and 2011 and as an Associate at Dehenya Chambers from 2010 to 2016.
In 2012, on the ticket of the NPP, Afenyo-Markin contested the NDC parliamentary candidate, Mike Allen Hammah and won. He became the chairman of Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) in 2017. He was alleged to have been involved in the near collapse of GWCL and other financial improprieties, over which he launched a defamation lawsuit in the court.
He has been on the Committee of Defense and the Interior Finance Committee in Ghana Parliament. In 2021, Afenyo-Markin together with Abdul-Aziz Ayaba Musah, Johnson Kwaku Adu, Laadi Ayii Ayamba and Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah were sworn in during the Extraordinary Session 2021 of the Parliament of the ECOWAS which happened in Freetown in Sierra Leone.
Afenyo-Markin brought what he called the "The Effutu Dream" which was initiated in February 2020 to promote the Effutuman culture which will create a sense of belonging among the youth in its constituency. This also focused on capacity building of its constituents. The dream aimed at branding Effutu Constituency to attract tourists and investors. This initiative was birthed at a conference under a theme "Actualizing the Effutu Dream; the role of Effutu youth".