Private legal practitioner and lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Law School, Theophilus Tawiah, has filed to contest the Prestea Huni Valley Parliamentary Primaries of the New Patriotic Party Party (NPP), with the aim of recapturing the seat for the governing party.
The tax expert has promised to unite the party and overturn the 17500 votes deficit in favour of the NPP. Speaking to the Daily Statesman, Theo@Law, as the law lecturer is affectionately called, urged NPP delegates to consider him in the party’s primaries since he has the magic wand to win the seat for the party.
Mr Tawiah noted that, among other things, his main reasons for contesting the primaries are to recapture the seat from the opposition National Democratic Congress, provide employment opportunities for the youth of the area, and unify the NPP.
He has promised to bring in more factories to the area to give hope to the youth hope and transform the local economy.
He also wants to help in fixing the roads of the area for easy movement of humans and goods. Although the NPP lost the seat in 2012, after holding it since 1996, Mr. Tawiah believes his renewed energy can help the party reclaim the seat and establish the constituency as its stronghold.
About Theophilus Tawiah
Theophilus Tawiah is the Managing Partner of WTS Nobisfields, a law firm ranked by Legal 500 in 2020, 2021 and 2022, and 2023 EMEA edition as a leading law firm.
He specialises in a number of areas of law, including banking and finance, corporate/commercial, energy, employment, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, capital market, projects, tax and dispute resolution.
He is the Non-Executive Director/Chairman of the Legal Sector Committee at the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC). He is a Law Lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra teaching and researching into Financial Services Regulations, Tax Law and Corporate law.
He is a Board Member at WTS Global based in Netherlands responsible for Africa Practice. He worked at Ernst & Young (EY) for a couple of years where he held a variety of positions. He has work experiences in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Dubai, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom. He is a contributor to the World Bank Doing Business report and Banking Regulation (Ghana) for the Getting the Deal Through.
He holds a Masters degree from the prestigious Oxford University, a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law and Masters of Law from Cardiff University. He is a Licensed professional counselor from De Montfort University and Bachelor of Laws Degree from University of Leicester.