A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Communication Team, Lawrence Kwesi Botchway Jnr., has stated that Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare is more than qualified to be running mate for any of the party’s flagbearer aspirants who will be elected come November 4, for the upcoming 2024 general elections.
In an exclusive interview, Kwesi Botchway highlighted Osei-Opare’s exceptional leadership skills and her nurturing qualities that make her an ideal candidate for the role. He emphasised that her approach to leadership mirrors qualities of a motherly figure, making her an indispensable asset to the party.
Kwesi Botchway also addressed recent allegations made by certain quarters, notably Hopeson Adorye, regarding Osei-Opare’s age. He unequivocally debunked these allegations, asserting that her age is not a deterrent but rather an advantage that brings a wealth of experience to the table.
The NPP Communicator went on to highlight the impressive track record of Chief of Staff Osei-Opare in her tenure at the Presidency.
He credited her with effectively curbing potential scandals and maintaining a dignified image for the presidency. “Her ability to navigate complex situations and maintain a high level of professionalism has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in the success of the administration,” he added.
Kwesi Botchway also highlighted the historical significance of Osei-Opare’s role as the first female politician to hold the Chief of Staff position. He underscored that her achievement paves the way for a more inclusive political landscape and reflects the party’s commitment to gender diversity.
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Akosua Frema Osei-Opare (born 1947) is an astute development practitioner, an academic, and a Ghanaian politician. She represented Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Parliament of Ghana.
Frema lectured at the University of Ghana as a lecturer at the Department of Home Science from 1976 to 1982. She eventually became the Head of department.
She has also worked with the United Nations in the Women In Fisheries project in various capacities in Uganda, Ethiopia, Congo and Namibia. Frema in 2005 – 2008 worked under the government of President John Agyekum Kufuor as the Deputy Minister for Manpower, Youth and Employment. She also once served a two term office as the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon.
On Friday, July 7th, 2023, The Valley View University bestowed an honorary Doctorate Degree upon Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the Chief of Staff, in recognition of her exceptional accomplishments and unmatched contributions to the advancement of Ghana.
The citation highlighted, “On the basis of these achievements and contributions that you, your honour, had made to the development of Ghana and the general progress of humanity, Valley View University hereby acknowledges these achievements and hereby confer on you the Degree of Doctor Science (Honours Causa) this day, Friday, July 7, 2023.”.