Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is a Ghanaian politician. She was born on the 8th of February, 1963 in Accra, Ghana.

She was a Member of Parliament for Anyaa-Sowutuom and once served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. She is a member of the New Patriotic Party.

She is on the list presented to parliament for approval on 21st January 2021, by the president of Ghana Nana Akuffo-Addo, as the minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration nominee.

Let’s delve into her biography below.

Age

She was born on the 8th of February, 1963 in Accra.

Hometown

She hails from Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Education

She had her secondary education at St. Mary’s Girls’ Senior High School at Korle-Gonno .

She went on to the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), the Pitman’s Central College, University of London and University of Westminster all in the United Kingdom (UK).

The Hon. Minister holds an Executive MBA, (Project Management option), MA in Public Communication, Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB), a Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising as well as a certificate in Marketing Management.

Politics and Career

She served as Deputy Minister for the Foreign Affairs, Information, as well as the Trade and Industry ministries during the administration of President John Agyekum Kufour.

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She is a fourth term legislator and represented the most populous constituency in the country, Weija, for two terms until it was demarcated.

At the party level, the Hon. Minister served as spokesperson on Foreign Affairs between the years 2009 and 2013.

During the same period, she was Ranking Member for the Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and subsequently, the Appointments, Defence and Interior Committees of Parliament

She was a member of the ECOWAS Parliament from 2013 – 2017, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey worked with her colleagues to assist the Community Parliament in its advisory role in considering matters concerning the region particularly on issues relating to fundamental human rights and freedom, while making recommendations to institutions and organs of ECOWAS. C3Sk9Z WMAAJpfN

Currently she sits on the Communication as well as the Gender and Children Committees of Parliament where she works with colleague members to look into matters relating to communications generally as well as examine all gender and children focused issues to ensure their inclusion in all appropriate legislation.

She is on the list presented to parliament for approval on 21st January 2021, by the president of Ghana Nana Akuffo-Addo, as the minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration nominee.

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