Ohene Agyekum leads Mahama’s 12-member campaign team

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Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum leads Mahama’s 12-member campaign team
Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum leads Mahama’s 12-member campaign team

Former President John Dramani Mahama has unveiled a 12 member campaign coordinating team for his comeback bid to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) into Election 2020.

A statement issued and signed by the campaign spokesperson Mr. James Agyenim-Boateng said Mr. Daniel Ohene Agyekum, a former Ambassador to the United States of America has been appointed the Campaign Manager.

Mr Ohene Agyekum has held various ministerial positions, including former Ashanti Regional Minister, Minister for Chieftaincy Affairs and other senior level public appointments.

Nii Vandepuye Djangmah, a former a former Deputy Regional Minister for the Greater Accra Region and Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw, a former member of the National Development Planning Commission were named as Deputy Campaign Managers.

Others include Mrs. Elsie Esenam Appau-Klu and Adwoa Serwaa Bondzie who are Deputy Spokespersons for the Campaign.


Dr Callistus Mahama, a former Head of the Local Government Service is the Administrative And Operations Coordinator while Mr Alexander Kofi-Mensah Mould, former Chief Executive Officer of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, a former Ambassador to South Africa are Stakeholder Coordinators.

Other Stakeholder Coordinators include Priscilla Arhin, a former executive member of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), Madam Sherry Ayitey, a former Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and Mr. Alfred Abayateye, a former Member of Parliament for Sege Constituency.
The statement quotes former President Mahama saying “I am fortunate to have the backing of such an impressive group of hardworking people, who are as committed as I am to the road ahead. Their combination of years of experience, vision, energy and new ideas is inspiring and I am excited to work with them.”
It further said the team is visiting delegates in the regions to hear what they have to say, listen to their concerns as well as their views on how we can move the party and Ghana forward.

Below is the campaign structure for John Dramani Mahama

STATEMENT BY FORMER PRESIDENT JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA ON CAMPAIGN TEAM

Today, I am proud to introduce the team that will manage my flagbearership campaign to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to victory in the 2020 presidential election. I am fortunate to have the backing of such an impressive group of hardworking people, who are as committed as I am to the road ahead.

Their combination of years of experience, vision, energy and new ideas is inspiring and I am excited to work with them. We are visiting our delegates in the regions to hear what they have to say, listen to their concerns as well as their views on how we can move the party and Ghana forward.
Please join me in welcoming the team onboard.

CAMPAIGN MANAGER

Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum is a former Ambassador to the United States of America. He has also held various ministerial positions, including former Ashanti Regional Minister, Minister for Chieftaincy Affairs and other senior level public appointments. He is the immediate-past Chairman of COCOBOD. Previously, he served as Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region.

DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER

Nii Vandepuye Djangmah is a former Deputy Regional Minister for the Greater Accra Region. He is also a former Regional Secretary with strong expertise in leadership training and grassroots mobilization. He is also 2011 GAME Campaign Coordinator.

(II) Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw holds a PhD in Sustainability Science from the United Nations University, Tokyo and has a Masters in Social Policy Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics. He was a member of the National Development Planning Commission. He is a key strategist and policy formulator.

SPOKESPERSON

James Agyenim-Boateng is a lawyer. He is also a former broadcaster and media manager. He is a communications practitioner with special interest in training for corporate relations practitioners and political communicators. He has served in various public offices including Deputy Minister for Information, Deputy Minister for Tourism and Presidential Staffer.

DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON

Elsie Esenam Appau-Klu is a lawyer, Human Resource practitioner, Policy Analyst and Water Governance Specialist. She has over 14 years work experience as a Policy Analyst, project management expert and social development specialist with particular expertise in water governance, gender and public management issues. She has advised and worked on various projects with the World Bank, African Development Bank, the UN systems and several donor groups in Ghana and Africa. And she has received several awards and recognitions including African Achievers Awards 2018 – UK House of Commons, 40under Forty Achiever 2017. Elsie is married and has three sons.

Adwoa Serwaa Bondzie holds an MBA in international Business Strategy from Henley Business School in the UK and a Bachelor’s in Information Technlogy. She has experience in oil and gas, and media management.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Dr Callistus Mahama holds a PhD in Land Law and an MPhil in Land Economy both from the University of Cambridge, England, the United Kingdom. He originally graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a BSc in Land Economy. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow of the University of Cambridge at the Centre for Property Law. He is also a former Head of the Local Government Service.

STAKEHOLDER COORDINATORS

Alexander Kofi-Mensah Mould holds BSc in Chemical Engineering from KNUST, Kumasi, and an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Decision Science from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, USA. He has over 20years management experience in oil and gas sector, specifically in petroleum refining and supply (downstream) and in exploration and production (upstream), as well as 15 years experience in investment and corporate banking. He was Chief Executive Officer of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and National Petroleum Authority, and the Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana.

Amb. Kwesi Ahwoi is a former Ambassador to South Africa with concurrent accreditation to Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Swaziland and Lesotho.

He was Minister for the Interior, and Food and Agriculture. He was also an Assembly Member for Sefwi Wiawso District Assembly.

Priscilla Arhin holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Cape Coast.

She is a former Metropolitan Chief Executive for Cape Coast Metropolis and a former executive member of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG). She is a former NDC Women’s Organiser for Cape Coast constituency and a one time Assembly Member for Cape Coast Metropolis.

Madam Sherry Ayitey is a former Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development. She was previously the Minister for Health and before that Minister for Environment, Science and Technology. She is a former National Vice Chairperson of the National Democratic Congress.
Alfred Abayateye is a former Member of Parliament for Sege Constituency. Prior to that, he worked at the Bank of Ghana for over 27 years.