Kwaku Afriyie, MP Sefwi Wiawso
Kwaku Afriyie is a Ghanaian politician, farmer and a member of the New Patriotic Party in Ghana. He was the Western Regional Minister of Ghana from 2017 to 2018. He was appointed by President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo in January 2017 and was approved by the Members of Parliament in February 2017.
He is the member of Parliament for Sefwi Wiawso constituency in the Western North Region of Ghana in 7th and Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. He is also the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI).
Early life and education
Kwaku Afriyie was born on July 7, 1954, at Sefwi Wiawso. He has an MB CBH from the University of Ghana Medical School and a Master of Public Health from Tulane University, New Orleans, U.S. He was also a fellow of Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Kwaku Afriyie is a member of New Patriotic Party and the member of Parliament for Sefwi Wiawso constituency in the Western North Region.
Kwaku Afriyie contested the Sefwi Wiawso( Ghana parliament constituency) parliamentary seat on the ticket of New Patriotic Party in the 2016 Ghanian general election and won the election with 31, 736 votes representing 54.29% of the total votes. He won the election over Evans Paul Aidoo of National Democratic Congress who polled 26, 105 votes which is equivalent to 44.66%, parliamentary candidate for PPP Sebastian Webster Kwasi Andoh had 459 votes representing 0.79%, Baafi Kwame Fairfax of Convention People's Party had 114 votes representing 0.20% and the parliamentary candidate for GCPP Prince Akomeah Stephen polled 38 votes representing 0.07% of the total votes.
During the 2020 Ghanian general election, Kwaku Afriyie again contested the Sefwi Wiawso constituency parliamentary seat on the ticket of New Patriotic Party and won the election with 29, 091 votes representing 45.10% of the total votes. He won the election over Aidoo Evans Paul of National Democratic Congress, Bonye Martin Kofi of IND, Louisa Nkuah Kwayie of GUM and Prince Akomeah Stephen of GCPP. They obtained 28, 946 votes, 5, 733 votes, 576 votes and 69 votes respectively. These is equivalent to 44.99%, 8.91%, 0.90% and 0.11% of the total votes respectively.