Bryan Acheampong, Member of Parliament of Abetif constituency
Bryan Acheampong (born 27 November 1972) is a Ghanaian politician and is the Member of Parliament of Abetif constituency in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He is a member of the New Patriotic Party of Ghana.
He was born on 27 November 1972 in Suhum in the Eastern region of Ghana. Bryan hails from Nkwatia in the Kwahu East District of Ghana.
He succeeded Peter Wiafe Pepera, who died while in office. He was the Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior between February 2019 to 2020. In 2016, he bought Okwawu United F.C. and currently serves as the Minister of Agriculture.
Bryan Acheampong had his basic school at the Achimota Primary School and continued to the Presbyterian Boys Secondary School in Legon. He graduated from the Johnson and Wales University in the USA with a bachelor's degree and an MBA in Business Administration. He is a PhD candidate in Information Systems at the University of Ghana.
He has a Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also has an HP Accredited Sales Professional from the HP University.
He served in the US Air Force between 2004 and 2006. He was the Minister of State in charge of National Security after he was appointed and sworn in the Office of the Presidency.He is a Consultant. He was the CEO of INTU-Group in Accra.
Bryan Acheampong was once the Deputy Minister of State in charge of Interior. In 2023, his nomination was affirmed by parliament and he became the substantive minister of Agriculture, replacing Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto
In the 2016 Ghanaian general election, he won the Abetifi Constituency parliamentary seat with 23,432 votes making 74.61% of the total votes cast whilst the NDC parliamentary candidate Tabi Emmanuel had 7,975 votes making 25.39% of the total votes cast
In the 2020 Ghanaian general election, he again won the Abetifi Constituency parliamentary seat with 25,035 votes making 72.42% of the total votes cast whilst the NDC parliamentary candidate Samuel Asamoah had 9,536 votes making 27.58% of the total votes cast
Bryan Acheampong is the current Minister of Food and Agriculture in Ghana.
On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin announced to the floor of parliament that he takes over the job from Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who was Minister from 2017 to 2023. He resigned recently to pursue presidential interest to lead the governing NPP in their upcoming flagbearership election.
He was appointed and sworn in as Minister of State, Office of the President on April 4, 2017, and subsequently took on the role of Minister of State at the Ministry of the Interior on February 13, 2020, following his appointment and inauguration.
Bryan Acheampong is not married. He is a Christian and worships as a Presbyterian.
In April 2020, Bryan Acheampong was lauded by the management of Kasapreko Company Limited for his support against COVID-19 pandemic.
In August 2021, Ghana National Association of Teachers honored Bryan for giving scholarships to their members in the Kwahu East District