Cassiel Ato Baah Forson, MP for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam
Cassiel Ato Baah Forson is a Ghanaian politician and member of parliament from 2009 to date. Dr. Forson first joined the Fifth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, before retaining his seat for the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana and the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency in the Central Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In 2013 he served as the deputy minister for Finance.Dr. Forson was born on 5 August 1978 and hails from Ajumako Bisease in the Central Region of Ghana. He obtained a PhD in Business and Management (finance option) in September 2020 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. Prior to getting the doctorate, the MP had two master's degrees: A master of Science in Taxation from the University of Oxford, UK and another Master of Science degree in economics from KNUST. He had his first degree in accounting at the South Bank University in London.
Dr. Forson is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana and a fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation. Dr. Forson is a Ghanaian Legislator, Fiscal Economist, Chartered Accountant, Tax practitioner and Entrepreneur with professional experience spanning two decades in both private and public sectors. He was the managing director of Forson Contracts Limited in the United Kingdom.
And he also served as the chief executive officer for Omega Africa Holding Limited. Dr. Forson is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He has been the NDC member of parliament representative for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam constituency since 2009 and currently the Minority Leader.Forson is a Ranking Member of the Finance Committee; a member of the House Committee; a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and also a member of the Committee of Selection Committee; special budget committee; House committee.
In 2008 Ato Forson contested in the Ghanaian General Elections and won. Ato Forson garnered 18, 593 votes which represents 51.66 per cent of the total votes cast and hence defeated the other contestants including William Kow Arthur-Baiden, Alex Arthur, Rexford Mensah and Evans Addo-Nkum.
Under the ticket of the National Democratic Congress again, he contested in the 2012 Ghanaian General Elections and won by obtaining 24,752 votes which represented 52.67 per cent of the total votes cast. In 2016, he contested again in the 2016 Ghanaian General Elections and won again giving him the chance to represent his constituency for the third term.
During the 2016 elections, Ato Forson contested against Ransford Emmanuel Kwesi Nyarko, Jerry Henry Quansah, Sarah Mensah and Monica Daapong. He defeated them by obtaining 25,601 votes which represented 53.55 per cent of the total votes cast. In the 2020 Ghanaian general elections, Ato Forson again won the parliamentary seat with 39,229 votes making 58.1 per cent of the total votes cast whiles the NPP parliamentary candidate Etuaful Rashid Kwesi had 28,229 votes making 41.8 per cent of the total votes cast and the NDP parliamentary candidate Samuel Akombisa had 117 votes making 0.2 per cent of the total votes cast. In 2009 he became a member of the Parliament of Ghana and served as the deputy minister for Finance in 2013.
As deputy Minister he served as a member of Ghana's Economic Management Team. He has also served on several boards including that of the Bank of Ghana and Ghana Cocoa Board.