Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu (previously known as Lawrence Addae ) is a Ghanaian urban planner and politician

03 February 1957


Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu was born on February 3, 1957

28 June 1982

Early life and education

Osei originates from Bremang-Afrancho, a town located in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. In 1982, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

28 January 1997

Political career

Osei is a long-serving member of the New Patriotic Party, having held his parliamentary seat since January 1997, representing his constituency in multiple parliaments and holding various committee positions

28 June 2020


Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, representing the New Patriotic Party, won the parliamentary elections in the Suame constituency of the Ashanti Region of Ghana in 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2020 with varying percentages of the votes cast.

28 June 2021

Suggested naming rights

Mensah Bonsu proposed renaming the Parliament's Job 600 building after Justice D. F. Annan, the first speaker of Ghana's fourth parliament, to recognize his contributions to parliamentary affairs and democracy, while suggesting that one of the new blocks be named after Peter Ala Adjetey, who succeeded Justice Annan; however, members of the Convention People's Party opposed the renaming, arguing that it would erase the historical significance of Kwame Nkrumah's contributions to Ghanaian history.

28 June 2022

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Elections

After a successful election in which he surpassed his sole contender, New Zealand's Garry Brownlee, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu was elected as the new acting Vice-Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) by its Executive Committee.

28 June 2023

Personal life

Osei is a devoted Christian who attends the Assemblies of God Church and is married with a total of eight children.

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