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Cecilia Abena Dapaah

Cecilia Abena Dapaah

Cecilia Abena Dapaah, a Ghanaian politician was a former Member of Parliament for the Bantama constituency and also served as the deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works, and Housing.

1954

Early life and Education
27 November 1954

Early life and Education

Cecilia Dapaah is from Mpasatia in the Ashanti Region. She studied at the University of Ghana, where in 1979 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and Linguistics. She has a postgraduate certificate in International Development Studies from the University of Oslo and a certificate in leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School.

2001

Working life
04 July 2001

Working life

Dapaah served as President John Kufour's personal assistant and was a development worker by trade. She was chosen to serve as Ghana Cocoa Processing Company's board chair in 2001. In 2005, she was appointed deputy minister for water resources, works, and housing after being removed from the board. Until the end of the John Kufour administration in 2008, she was appointed as a substantive minister in 2007.

2004

Elections
06 July 2004

Elections

Dapaah was elected as the member of parliament for the Bantama constituency of the Ashanti Region of Ghana for the first time in the 2004 Ghanaian general elections. She won on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.

2008

Political life
02 July 2008

Political life

Dapaah ran for and won the Bantama constituency elections during the 2008 general elections. Of the 48,476 votes cast, she received 36,708, or 75.7%, of the total valid votes.From 2009 to 2013, Cecilia Dapaah served as a delegate to the Ghanaian Parliament. She participated in a number of legislative committees in Ghana, including those for Works and Housing, Employment, Social Welfare and Youth, Foreign Affairs, and Special Budget.

2017

Minister for Aviation
03 July 2017

Minister for Aviation

She was put forth by President Akuffo-Addo for the role of aviation minister. On February 8th, 2017, she underwent a background check by the Ghanaian Parliament's Appointments Committee. She affirmed during her background investigation that she would advance Ghana's aviation sector and that her top aim was to launch a national airline by 2019. She believed that Ghana was losing out on several million cedis in income because the carrier was not available. Ghana International Airlines was the last national airline to go out of business in 2010. She declared that Ghana was making progress toward its goal of being the region's aviation hub in March 2017.

2023

$ 1 million Saga
09 August 2023

$ 1 million Saga

Over $1 million allegedly stolen from Cecilia Dapaah’s house.

Two house helps of Cecilia Abena Dapaah and her husband, Daniel Osei Kuffour, are before an Accra Circuit Court, for allegedly stealing monies and items running into millions of Ghana Cedis.

The said monies were allegedly stolen from the couple’s room in their house at Abelemkpe, a suburb of Accra, in the Greater Accra region.

18-year-old Patience Botwe and 30-year-old Sarah Agyei allegedly stole the monies and personal effects of the couple, between the months of July and October 2022.

The first accused, (A1) Patience, also has her current and former boyfriends, as well as her father, all being dragged before the same court.


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