Former President John Mahama has unveiled the team expected to manage his campaign in the upcoming National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries and possibly the 2020 presidential elections.
A former Ghana Ambassador to the US, Daniel Ohene Agyekum is the campaign manager.
“He has also held various ministerial positions, including former Ashanti Regional Minister, Minister for Chieftaincy Affairs and other senior-level public appointments. He is the immediate past Chairman of COCOBOD. Previously, he served as Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region,” a statement signed by James Agyenim Boateng said.
Daniel Ohene Agyekum
Mr Ohene Agyekum will be assisted by a former Deputy Regional Minister for the Greater Accra Region; Nii Vandepuye Djangmah is.
According to the statement, Mr Djangmah has strong expertise in leadership training and grassroots mobilization.
The other deputy campaign manager is Godfred Seidu Jasaw. He was a member of the National Development Planning Commission. He is a key strategist and policy formulator.
Dr Jasaw holds a PhD in Sustainability Science from the United Nations University, Tokyo and has a Masters in Social Policy Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics.
James Agyenim Boateng, a lawyer, former broadcaster and media manager will be the spokesperson for the team.
The statement also described him as a communications practitioner with special interest in training for corporate relations practitioners and political communicators.
The NDC Presidential primaries is scheduled for December 7, 2018.
Below is a rest of the members of the campaign team and their roles
Deputy Spokesperson (I)
Elsie Esenam Appau Kluis a lawyer, Human Resource practitioner, Policy Analyst and Water Governance Specialist. She has over 14 years of work experience as a Policy Analyst, project management expert and social development specialist with particular expertise in water governance, gender and public management issues.
She has advised and worked on various projects with the World Bank, African Development Bank, the UN systems and several donor groups in Ghana and Africa. And she has received several awards and recognitions including African Achievers Awards 2018 – UK House of Commons, 40under Forty Achiever 2017.
Elsie is married and has three sons.
Deputy Spokesperson (II)
Adwoa Serwaa Bondzie holds an MBA in International Business Strategy from Henley Business School in the UK and a Bachelor’s in Information Technology. She has experience in oil and gas and media management.
Administrative and operations coordinator
Dr Callistus Mahama holds a PhD in Land Law and an MPhil in Land Economy both from the University of Cambridge, England, the United Kingdom. He originally graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a BSc in Land Economy.
He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow of the University of Cambridge at the Centre for Property Law.
He is also a former Head of the Local Government Service.
Alexander Kofi— Mensah Mould holds BSc in Chemical Engineering from KNUST, Kumasi, and an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Decision Science from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, USA.
He has over 20years management experience in oil and gas sector, specifically in petroleum refining and supply (downstream) and in exploration and production (upstream), as well as 15 years experience in investment and corporate banking.
He was Chief Executive Officer of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and National Petroleum Authority, and the Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana
Amb. Kwesi Ahwoi is a former Ambassador to South Africa with concurrent accreditation to Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Swaziland and Lesotho.
He was Minister for the Interior, and Food and Agriculture. He was also an Assembly Member for Sefwi Wiawso District Assembly.
Priscilla Arhin holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Cape Coast.
She is a former Metropolitan Chief Executive for Cape Coast Metropolis and a former executive member of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG).
She is a former NDC Women’s Organiser for Cape Coast constituency and a one-time Assembly Member for Cape Coast Metropolis.
Madam Sherry Ayitey is a former Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development. She was previously the Minister for Health and before that Minister for Environment, Science and Technology.
She is a former National Vice Chairperson of the National Democratic Congress.
Alfred Abayateye is a former Member of Parliament for Sege Constituency. Prior to that, he worked at the Bank of Ghana for over 27 years.