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Meet Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi the Lawyer Holding Parliament Seats

Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician who was born in the Ashanti Region. He has served as the Ashanti Region’s Asante-Akim Central constituency’s representative to the Seventh and Eighth Parliaments of the Fourth Republic of Ghana since 2009. 

He obtained his legal qualification as a barrister at the Ghana School of Law and was admitted to the bar. He has a Master of Law (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law from the University of London.

He is also an alumnus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, where he majored in civil engineering and graduated with a Bachelor of Science.

In 2013, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi got a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the same college. From the University of Ghana, he also holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management.

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Career and personal life

From 1989 to 1991, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi served as an assistant valuer in the Land Valuation Division. He was later hired by the State Insurance Company of Ghana as an estate officer to support the manager, but he is currently the chief executive officer of a real estate company.

Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, a member of the Presbyterian church, is married and has four kids. He belongs to the Ghana Law Society as well. 

Life in politics

Kwame Anyimadu-Antw is a representative and supporter of the New Patriotic Party. He succeeded the late Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu as a member of parliament for the Asante-Akim North Constituency, holding the position for one term between 2009 and 2013.

The Asante Akim North was rezoned and split in two in 2012, creating the Asante Akim Central Constituency, which was part of the Asante Akim-Central Municipality, and the Asante Akim North Constituency, which was previously existing.

He later relocated to Asante Akim Central to run for parliament in the 2012 elections, which he won.

In the 2016 elections for the Asante Akim Central in the Ashanti region of Ghana, he ran to be reelected into the following parliament. After beating his rival in the 2016 general elections, he was elected to a third term in office with 75.90% of the vote. 

He ran for office in December 2020 and won by garnering 22,681 votes to defeat his closets rival, independent candidate Richard Adu Darko, who received 12,570 votes. Kwame Anyimadu-Antw now serves in the parliament of Ghana.

Committees

In the 7th Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, he presided over the Committee on Employment, Social Welfare, and State Enterprises.

He currently chairs the Committee on Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs. He also serves on the Standing Orders Committee and the Finance Committee.

Controversy 

The minority in parliament accused Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi of delaying the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021.

Anyimadu-Antwi fiercely refuted the assertion and said that although the Bill’s passage had been postponed, the Committee was still working on it so that it could be presented to Parliament to secure passage.

Kwame Anyimadu Antwi pointed out that the Committee has just finished holding a public hearing on the proposed bill. The Committee will now analyse the bill clause by clause and present a report to the full body.

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