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Biography of Kobby Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Western Region Minister-Designate

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Kobby Okyere Darko Mensah is a Ghanaian politician born on 18 June 1974. Currently, Mr. Kobby Okeyere Darko Mensah is the Member of Parliament for the Takoradi Constituency in the Western Region of Ghana.

He had his secondary school at Mfantsipim Secondary School. He is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and a former Deputy Minister for Aviation during the first term of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo government.

Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah hails from Anwia – Nkwanta, a town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry in the year 2000 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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He later pursued a postgraduate degree in Democracy, Governance, Law, and Development from the University of Cape Coast in 2006. He has also received certificates from Sangonet, South Africa, and Empretec Ghana.

Mr. Kobby Okyere Darko-Mensah is a Biochemist and hotelier by profession. From 1995 to 1998 he was in charge of operations management at the Ahenfie Hotel.

From 2000 to 2008 he was with e-Bax Africa Ltd as its Managing Director. He doubled as the Director of Operations at the Guest House Maggi from 2003 to 2008. Prior to entering politics in 2009, he was the proprietor of Multi-care Preparatory School, Gomoa Potsin.

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Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah entered parliament on 7 January 2009 as a Member of Parliament for the Takoradi constituency on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party(NPP).

He has remained in parliament winning the subsequent elections (2012,2016 and 2020) since 2009.

Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah was appointed Deputy Minister for Aviation in 2017 by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.

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He remained in that position until February 2019 when he was appointed the Western Regional Minister.

In parliament, he has served on various committees, some of which include; the Subsidiary Legislation Committee, the Education Committee, the Business Committee, and the Roads and Transport Committee.

Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah is happily married with three children. He is a Christian and a member of the Methodist Church of Ghana.

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