MP, Akim Swedru, Kennedy Osei Nyarko
Kennedy Osei Nyarko (born 2 October 1979 in Eastern Region, Ghana) is a Ghanaian politician. He was elected member of parliament in 2016 representing Akim Swedru.
In November 2017, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Agriculture in the Republic of Ghana.
Kennedy Osei Nyarko was born on 2 October 1979 and hails from Akim Swedru in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He attended the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Marketing in 2010. After his first degree, Kennedy Osei Nyarko attended Chartered Institute of Marketing in UK where he graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing in 2011. In 2012, he finished a postgraduate degree in marketing from the University of Ghana. He further had his Master of Science degree in Climate Change and Sustainable Development in 2019 from the University of Ghana
Before starting his political career, Kennedy Osei Nyarko was a technical sales manager at J.A Plant Pool, a Ghanaian mining company for three years and the General manager for the company's Northern zone. He was the Head of sales/Marketing at Jospong Group of Companies. Kennedy Osei Nyarko was also the Head of Marketing at Zoomlion Ghana Limited. He has a radio station called Bosome FM
Kennedy Osei Nyarko is a member of the New Patriotic Party and currently the Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru Constituency in the Eastern Region of Ghana.In 2012, he ran for Member of Parliament Ghana and won with a total of 7143 votes. He was elected into office that same year. In 2017, due to the resignation of former Deputy Agriculture Minister William Quaitoo he was appointed Deputy Minister of Agriculture by Nana Akufo-Addo
In the 2012 Ghanaian general election, Kennedy Osei Nyarko won the Akim Swedru Constituency parliamentary seat with 8,865 votes making 55.78% of the total votes cast whilst the NDC parliamentary candidate Robert Samuel Ansah had 3,533 votes making 22.23% of the total votes cast, the PPP parliamentary candidate Akwasi Amankwah Marfo had 231 votes making 1.45% of the total votes cast, an Independent parliamentary candidate Joseph Ampomah Bosompem had 3,217 votes making 20.24% of the total votes cast and the NDP parliamentary candidate Godwin Boadi had 48 votes making 0.30% of the total votes cast
In the 2020 Ghanaian general election, Kennedy Osei Nyarko again won the Akim Swedru Constituency parliamentary seat with 11,180 votes making 71.3% of the total votes cast whilst the NDC parliamentary candidate Taaju Abdu Rahim had 4,503 votes making 28.7% of the total votes cast.Kennedy Osei Nyarko is a Christian.