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Kwame Poku Agyekum

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Kwame Poku Agyekum


Date of Birth:
1936-03-06
Place of Birth:
Kumasi, Ghana

Kwame Poku Agyekum was a Ghanaian politician and member of the first parliament of the second republic of Ghana. He represented the Amansie Central constituency in parliament on the ticket of the Progress Party.

Early life and education

Agyekum was born on 6 March 1936 in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. He attended St. Augustine's College for his secondary education prior to entering the University of Ghana. Afterwards, he attended the RVB Maastricht School of Management (MSM) Netherlands, now Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Politics

Agyekum began his political career in 1969 when he became the parliamentary candidate for the Progress Party (PP) to represent the Amansie Central constituency prior to the commencement of the 1969 Ghanaian parliamentary election.

Agyekum assumed office as a member of the first parliament of the second republic of Ghana on 1 October 1969 after being a pronounced winner at the 1969 Ghanaian parliamentary election.

His tenure in parliament ended on 13 January 1972 following the I. K. Acheampong-led coup d'état that resulted in the overthrow of the Busia government, and the subsequent dissolution of parliament. In 1979 when the country was ushered into the civilian rule, he was elected once again to represent the Amansie Central Constituency on the ticket of the Popular Front Party.

He represented the constituency from 1979 until 31 December 1981 when the Limann government was overthrown by Flight lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings.