Since the inception of the COVID-19, one name that has gotten a lot of Ghanaians talking is Honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information. Many Ghanaians have taken to their social media handles to praise Kojo for his communication efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The minister has demonstrated excellent communication skills with his regular news conferences, releases and interviews he has granted to the various media houses. One columnist, Eric Bawa, had this to write about the Honourable Minister;
“The guy knows the importance of the ministry and he continues to gain the respect of almost all journalists in Ghana. He is polite, unassuming, respectful and very hardworking. He has brought a game change in the art of informing the people about government policies and he continues to set records straight anytime the opposition, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) tries their mischievous antics all in an attempt to poison the minds of Ghanaians.”
Perhaps Kojo is doing marvelously well at his current post because of his background in media practice. But enough about work, let’s get to know who Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is.
For those of you who do not know, Mr Oppong Nkrumah has a name hidden in his box under his bed. His full name is Vincent Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. He is a Ghanaian politician and lawyer. He is the Member of Parliament for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency.
Early and personal Life
Kojo was born on the 5th day of April,1982 at Koforidua in the Eastern Region to Mr Kwame and Mrs Felicia Oppong. He is married to Mrs Akua Oppong Nkrumah and has two children; Kwaku and Afua.
Mr. Kojo had his elementary education at St. Bernadette Soubirous School at Dansoman in Accra, Ghana. He continued to the Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary where he had his secondary education and later to the University of Cape Coast, where he acquired a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. Kojo also obtained an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana in 2012 and a bachelors degree in Law(LLB) at the GIMPA faculty of law in 2014. Kojo was called at the Bar as a Barrister and solicitor of the supreme court of Ghana in 2016.
Mr Oppong began his career as a Treasury Analyst at the British American Tobacco in 2006. He later branched into broadcast journalism to host the Super Morning Show at Joy FM. In 2014, he left Journalism to establish his own investment firm, West Brownstone Capital. By 2016, he started practicing as a lawyer at Kulenda, Amponsah and Attafuah Law Firm.
Kojo contested for and won the NPP Parliamentary Primaries at the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency in the Eastern Region in 2015. During the 2016 general elections, Kojo won the Parliamentary seat. In addition to serving as the Minister of Information, Kojo serves as the cabinet spokesperson on the nation’s economy and a member of the Finance and Constitutional Committee of the 7th Parliament of Ghana.
Honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah seems to have a very busy schedule. Yet, he has handled it effectively to win the admiration of many Ghanaians.