Akwasi Afrifa-Mensa, Amasaman Constituency first Vice Chairman of the ruling the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who has filed his nomination to contest the party’s parliamentary primary election in the area says his mission is secure the seat from the opposition NDC come 2020 general election.
According to Akwasi Afrifa-Mensa, he was seeking to represent the people to bring change – to make things better for them, adding that “There is a wind of change in Amasaman and I represent that wind of change''.
He made these known after receiving blessings from Former President John Agyekum Kufour at his residence. He explained that his mission is to help bring down the joblessness, particularly among the youth in the constituency, and also to make their lives meaningful for them to earn their daily bread.
He further called for the party’s delegates to give their votes to him, to capture the seat, held by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Mr. Afrifa-Mensa said he was deeply touched by the tremendous support for his parliamentary bid by the constituents and asked that they united their effort to win both the parliamentary and presidential elections in 2020.
Mr. Afrifa-Mensa was born on 4th March 1971 at Asaam- Mampong Ashanti in the Ashanti Region.
He holds Master of Business Administration-MBA, Finance, Coventry University, United Kingdom, 2013 – 2014. Study Centre: Ghana Technology University College, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, DBA, 2010-2011.
The rest are; Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA Accounting, Uni of Ghana (Christian Service University College-Kumasi):2005-2007 and Higher National Diploma, HND Accountancy, Sunyani Technical University, 2001 – 2004.
He is the current Director of Finance and Administration, Ghana School Feeding Programme, and has also been the Principal Internal Auditor, Ghana School Feeding Programme (Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) 2015 to 2017.
He was the former Principal/ Senior Internal Auditor, Ghana School Feeding Programme, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, 2008 – 2015 and an Accountant, Presbyterian Girls Senior High School, Kumasi from 2004- 2008.
He has also held several other political positions in the Amasaman Constituency of the New Patriotic Party.