Kwabena Donkor, MP Pru East constituency
Kwabena Donkor born on February 5, 1958, is a Ghanaian politician and a former Minister for Power. He is the current Member of Parliament for the Pru East constituency, in the Bono East Region of Ghana.
Donkor is the Ranking Member of the Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises Committee; also a member of the Standing Orders Committee; and also a member of the Mines and Energy Committee.
He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) and Master's degree from the University of Bristol, and a Master of Business Administration from Lancaster University.
Donkor served as the deputy minister of information from 2013 to 2014. He is a founding member of Petroleum Commission and he served as its chief executive officer in 2014. In that same year, he became a cabinet minister of the Government of Ghana. He became a member of the Parliament of Ghana in 2015 and served as the Chairman of the Committee on Mines and Energy. He currently represents the Pru East Constituency in the Bono East Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Donkor contested for the seat of the Pru East constituency in the 2016 general elections and won. He garnered 13,512 votes which represents 56.19% of the total votes cast and therefore defeated the other contestants including David Amoah, Danjumah Desmond, Noah Ken Boadai and Zevor Mattew Tsiditsey. He retained his seat in the 2020 Ghanaian general election.
Donkor is a Christian. He is married with four children.