Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

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Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
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Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is a Ghanaian politician and member of the New Patriotic Party. She is also the former Member of Parliament for Anyaa-Sowutuom and the former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. On 10 January 2017, she was appointed by the president of Ghana Nana Akuffo-Addo as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

She was born on 8 February 1963 in Accra, Ghana. She is a product of the St Mary's Girls’ Senior High School at Korle-Gonno, the University of Ghana Business School, the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, the Pitman’s Central College, University of London, and the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom (UK).

She also holds an Executive MBA, (Project Management option), MA in Public Communication, Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB), a Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising as well as a certificate in Marketing Management.


She ran a Marketing and Communications Company where she was a consultant for the Ministry of Tourism.

She also worked with the Divestiture Implementation Committee, Hodge Recruitment, Glaxo Group Research, and Worldspace Ghana among others.