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Gifty Twum-Ampofo

Gifty Twum-Ampofo

This is the timeline of the member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency

1967

11 June 1967

Birth 

Gifty Twum-Ampofo was born in Kukurantumi on June 11, 1967.

1997

14 July 1997

Education

Gifty Twum Ampofo obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology from the University of Cape Coast in 1997. Her commitment to education and self-improvement is evident in her academic achievements, which also include a B.Sc. (Hons) degree from the University of Ghana. In 2018, Ampofo furthered her education by completing an MBA in Strategic Management.

1998

11 November 1998

Career

Before entering politics, Gifty Twum Ampofo served as a Science tutor at Akosombo International School. Her educational background and expertise in the field contributed to her role as the Head of the Science Department and Head of Examinations at the Volta River Authority, an important position in a nation that values its energy infrastructure.

2016

15 December 2016

Political Career

In March 2016, Gifty Twum Ampofo ventured into the world of politics by participating in the NPP parliamentary primaries for the Abuakwa North Constituency, Eastern Region of Ghana. This opportunity arose following the passing of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu. Her entrance into the political arena was marked by her victory in the subsequent Abuakwa North Constituency by-elections. Ampofo secured 10,033 votes, representing a staggering 89.60% of the total votes cast. Her rivals, Samuel Frimpong of the Ghana Freedom Party and Isaac Kwarteng of the United People's Party garnered 263 votes (2.35%) and 901 votes (8.05%), respectively.

2020

15 December 2020

2020 election 

Ampofo's popularity and success extended into the 2020 general election, where she once again secured victory in the Abuakwa North Constituency parliamentary seat. She received 17,653 votes, accounting for 53.2% of the total votes cast, while Charles Yeboah Darko, the NDC parliamentary candidate, earned 15,551 votes, representing 46.8% of the total votes cast.

2023

26 December 2023

Committees

In addition to her parliamentary duties, Gifty Twum Ampofo is actively engaged in various committees that play a vital role in shaping the country's policies and governance. She serves as a member of the Public Accounts Committee and is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

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