March 8, 2021
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Hon. Dan Botwe Biography: Full Name, Age, Parents, Education, Family, Election, Appointment, Career, Politics

Hon. Dan Botwe full Name Daniel Kweku Botwe is a Ghanaian ICT specialist and politician.

He was born on the 26th of February, 1958 in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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He is the Member of Parliament of Okere constituency in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

He served as Minister for Information and National Orientation in the John Agyekum Kufour administration.

He was appointed as  the Minister for Regional Reorganization and Development in the Nana Akufo-Addo administration in the year 2017.

He 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 Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development  nominee.

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Hon. Dan Botwe Full Name

He was born Daniel Kweku Botwe but he mostly known as Dan Botwe.

Hon. Dan Botwe Age

He was born on the 26th of February, 1958 in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He is 63 years old as of the year 2021.

Hon. Dan Botwe Personal Life

He is married with three beautiful children.

Hon. Dan Botwe Hometown

He hails from Anum-Boso and Abiriw in the Eastern Region.

Hon. Dan Botwe Education 

He had his basic level education at the Presbyterian Primary and Middle Schools at Mabang in the Ahafo-Ano District of the Ashanti Region.

He obtained his GCE Ordinary level certificate at the Kumasi Academy, and his GCE Advanced level certificate in  the year 1977 from Achimota School.

He gained admission into the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.

Hon. Dan Botwe Politics and Career

He worked for Ghana Cocobod as a computer analyst from 1985 to 1993, when he entered private business.

He was appointed director of Danmaud Limited, a private company in Accra.

He was elected as the national secretary of the National Union of Ghana Students from the years 1982 to 1983 when he was at KNUST.

His election coincided with the beginning of the military rule led by the Provisional National Defence Council.

His activism and criticism of the ruling elite resulted in him being targeted as a troublemaker. He was sentenced to exile with other Ghanaians to the Ivory Coast. 

Botwe contested and won the New Patriotic Party General Secretary election in the year 1998.

He was instrumental in the election of John Kufour as President of Ghana in the 2000 general election.

He served in various other capacities in the party, including the National Treasurer of the Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party, and Director of Operations and Research at the National Headquarters.

Dan Botwe contested the parliamentary election in Okere in the year 2008 after the incumbent, Brandford Kwame Daniel Adu, stepped down. He won and stayed winning for two parliamentary elections.

Botwe contested the 2007 New Patriotic Party primaries for flag bearership but lost to Nana Akufo-Addo.

He once served as the Minister for Information under the John Agyekum Kufour administration in the 2006 and 2007.

In January 2017, President Akufo-Addo named Botwe as the Minister for the newly created Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development.

Akufo-Addo created the ministry to oversee the division of several regions in the country in fulfillment of one of his political promises.

The Volta region was redrawn to create the Oti region, and the Western region was redrawn to create the Western-north region.

In May 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo named Dan Botwe as one of 19 ministers who would form his cabinet. 

He 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 Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development  nominee.

 

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