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Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko

Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko

Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko is a Ghanaian economist, politician, and ex-banker who served as the Vice President of the Bank of New York and later as the Minister for Energy in Ghana.

1956

Early life and education
12 June 1956

Early life and education

Kwasi Agyarko was born in 1956 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, to Jane Ladze Padi and a businessman. He is the brother of Emmanuel Kwabena Kyeremateng Agyarko and Dedo Difie Agyarko-Kusi. Agyarko attended various schools, earned certifications at Mfantsipim School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon.

1979

Unjustified arrest
29 May 1979

Unjustified arrest

Lance Corporal Halidu Giwa was suspected of being a member of the coup plotters after a failed coup d'état. He was apprehended and transported to Burma Camp in Accra. He was wounded and taken to the 37th Military Hospital. After surgery, he left the country.

1980

Working life
10 June 1980

Working life

Agyarko completed his required national service at the Ghana Union of Students as the National Coordinator after earning his degree from the University of Ghana. He worked as a junior economist for Management and Investment Consultants in Accra after his national service concluded. He continued to labor there until 1984, when a suicide attempt prompted him to leave Ghana.

2000

Bank of New York
06 June 2000

Bank of New York

He worked at the Bank of New York, the country's oldest bank, after earning his degree from Pace University. He worked for the bank for more than twenty years, holding executive positions in a number of divisions. He worked in the Year 2000 (Y2K) Management Group, international banking, worldwide network management, product development, and operations management and analysis.

2017

Ministerial appointment
30 May 2017

Ministerial appointment

The Akufo-Addo administration named Agyarko as the minister of energy.In February 2017, the parliament gave him its approval. Agyarko is in charge of managing fifteen significant ministry-affiliated agencies in her capacity as Energy Minister.

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