Ganyaglo has paid his due

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

THE Deputy Volta Regional Minister Designate, Mr Francis Komla Ganyaglo, is an energetic young man who has been a political activist of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) as far back as the past two decades.

If the road to the presidency is a mathematical logic that follows a sequence, then it can be predicted that the former Kpando municipal chief executive, is on his way to becoming the president of Ghana one day.

 He has served as the regional secretary for the National Democratic Congress(NDC), then a District chief executive, a municipal chief executive, and a Deputy Volta Regional Minister.

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During his tenure as the Kpando DCE, he was able to build on the achievements of his predecessors and facilitated the development of Kpando, including the installation of the first traffic light at the bank square, the transformation of the Kpando lorry park and the taxi rank, among  others.

Born on May 11,1971 and a native of Anfoega-Dzana in the newly created North Dayi district of the Volta Region, Mr Ganyaglo started his basic school at the United Roman Catholic Primary School and continued to the Peki Junior Secondary School and then to the Anfoega Secondary School where he completed his secondary school education in 1989 with a first division at the General Certificate of Education (GCE ‘O’ Level) examination.

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A year later, he gained admission to the Ho Polytechnic Institute for a two-year course leading to the award of RSA Stage III (Accounting Option) with a distinction and re-entered the institute for the award of a Higher National Diploma (HND) second class upper in 1997.

He entered the University of Cape Coast in 2003 and was awarded Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 2006 and attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) from 2007 to 2009 and earned the Commonwealth Executive Master’s in Business Administration (CEMBA) in 2009. He holds professional qualifications in CIM, UK, at the certificate and advanced levels.

In his working career, he has been a lecturer at the Ho Polytechnic, at the Centre For Continuing Education, University of Cape Coast (Ho Polytechnic campus) and also a lecturer at the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC).

From April 2009, he was appointed the district chief executive for Kpando and later a municipal chief executive for Kpando municipality with additional oversight responsibility for the North- Dayi district.

To add to his political leadership positions, he served as the regional secretary of the NDC from 2001 to 2009, national executive committee member of the NDC and at the community level served as the president of the Anfoega-Dzana Students Mobisquad and member of the Rotaract Club of Ho Polytechnic, among others.

Mr Ganyaglo attended several seminars and workshops organised by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, National Union of Ghana Students(NUGS), the National Commission for Civic Education(NCCE), Network of Domestic Observer(NEDECO), Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students(GNUPS), New Millennium Foundation and the 13th World Assembly of Youth General Assembly.

Countries visited include Senegal, South Africa, Malaysia, Nigeria, United States of America(USA), The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany and Ethiopia.

He is a Christian and married with two children, a boy and a girl. He also has six publications to his credit.

Story by Tim Dzamboe