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Osafo-Marfo ‘sacks’ from Akufo-Addo’s gov’t


Yaw Osafo-Marfo, former Senior Minister in President Nana Akufo-Addo’s first term, has left the corrido’s of government as a public service worker. 

According to a report by Asaase Radio, Osafo-Marfo communicated his decision to President Akufo-Addo just after the December 7, 2020 election results were declared.

This comes after several pressure were mounted on government before and after the 2020 general elections to get rid of Osafo Marfo.

To many, his inclusion in the transition team after the electoral commission declared the president as having been reelected on Wednesday, December 9.

About Osafo Marfo

Osafo-Marfo has had an exemplary career as a banker, consultant, politician and a statesman.

He started his career as an engineer at the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO) and went on to head it and successfully restructured two major development banks – The Bank for Housing and Construction and The National Investment Bank.

Further, he was also a consultant for international development organizations, including the World Bank and UNDP.

Osafo-Marfo was previously the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in the John Kufuor administration (2001-2005) and received several awards for his achievements. This was followed by his tenure as Minister for Education and Sports from 2005 to 2006.

Osafo-Marfo has served on the boards of various financial institutions and corporate bodies, and was the past Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the West African Bankers Association.

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