President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, the immediate past Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bui Power Authority.
Mr Dzamesi, whose appointment was announced in a letter dated July 30, 2021 and signed by, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the Chief of Staff of the Republic, will take over from Fred Oware.
“Pursuant to Section 9 (2) of the Bui Power Authority Act, 2007 (Act 740), I am pleased to inform you that the President has appointed you to act as the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the Governing Board of the Authority,” the letter stated.
Mr. Kofi Dzamesi begun schooling at the Kave LA Primary School and the Kpelikorpe LA Primary in Kpelikorpe. He then proceeded to the RC Middle School in Bole.
He had his secondary education at St. Martins Secondary School in Nsawam from 1971 to 1977 for his O-level certificate and the Accra Academy from 1978 to 1980 for his A-level certificate. He holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering (from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) and a diploma in marketing.
He first came to public attention in 2000 when he was appointed deputy Volta Regional minister. In 2004 he received popular acclamation at the Ketu North New Patriotic Party primaries.
He went on to contest the constituency election. He lost to the National Democratic Congress candidate. He again received popular acclamation in 2012 and 2016 to contest the Ketu North seat.
When the New Patriotic Party won the 2004 general election, President John Agyekum Kufour appointed Dzamesi as the substantive regional minister for the Volta Region.
Prior to the 2016 general election, he was appointed the chair of the New Patriotic Party’s select committee on chieftaincy affairs.
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