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Anthony Abayifaa Karbo

Anthony Abayifaa Karbo

Anthony Abayifaa Karbo is a Ghanaian politician and a former MP representing the Lawra constituency in Ghana's upper west region.

1979

Born
12 August 1979

Born

Anthony Abayifaa Karbo, born 12 August 12, 1979

1993

Early life
29 June 1993

Early life

Karbo is from Lawra in Ghana's Upper West Region and is a member of the Dagaaba ethnic group. He was born in Tamale, the regional capital of Ghana's Northern Region, in the small hamlet of Jekarayili. Karbo, a member of the Abayifaa royal dynasty, was exposed to political activism from a young age. Abeifaa Karbo, his father, served as a founding member of the Northern People's Party and later was elected as the first representative for the Lawra-Nandom seat. He was a prominent voice during Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's harsh presidency of Ghana.

2006

Education
04 July 2006

Education

Karbo, a graduate of the University for Development Studies, holds a bachelor's degree in Integrated Development Studies. He became the Central Student Representative Council President in 2004 and has served as President of TESCON Navrongo Campus, University Students Association of Ghana, and National Union of Ghana Students. He earned a Masters degree in Economic Policy and International Business from the University of Birmingham in 2006.

2008

New Patriotic Party
02 July 2008

New Patriotic Party

Karbo joined the New Patriotic Party's national research team and later became Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's vice presidential campaign coordinator. He returned to the party after the 2008 elections and played a significant role in the communication unit. In 2012, he stepped down to run for the Lawra Constituency and returned as a deputy communications director.

2016

Member of Parliament
06 July 2016

Member of Parliament

Abayifaa Karbo won the NPP's nomination for the Ghanaian Parliament, unseating the incumbent Sampson Abu and Upper West Regional Minister Bede Ziedeng.


 

2017

Deputy Minister
05 July 2017

Deputy Minister

Karbo was appointed to the position of Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways in April 2017. At the Ministry of Roads and Highways, where he served as deputy minister, Karbo presided over the working group for the Sinohydro agreement, the largest infrastructure trade in Ghanaian history. Karbo has spoken repeatedly in favor of open collaborations to improve Ghana's road infrastructure.

2023

Personal life
04 July 2023

Personal life

Anthony Karbo, a Catholic and Christian raised in Lawra Parish, is a populist politician with pro-African and pro-poor values. He advocates for economic alliances benefiting the common people of Africa while also seeking external cooperation and support.

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