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Let Us Get To Meet Hackman Owusu Agyemang Who Turns 80 Today.

Politician and Enterpreneur Honorable Hackman Owusu Agyemang today, November 22 turns 80.

Born in 1941 at Effiduase - Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana, he obtained his secondary education at St. Augustine's College. He then enrolled at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology (KNUST) where he obtained his BSc degree in Agriculture. He then studied at the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, Netherlands where he obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Planning. He proceeded to further his education at Wye College, University of London where he obtained his Master's degree in Agriculture.

The Hon. Hackman Owusu Agyemang started work as an Agricultural Economist at the Ghana's Ministry of Agriculture and in 1970, he moved to the Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. He worked in various capacities as Economist at the Economic Analysis Division, Field Programme Officer and then as FAO-Regional Co- operation, and Liaison Officer responsible for Africa. After 1979, he became the FAO representative in Zambia and then Trinidad and Tobago. He became Chief Regional Bureau for Africa in 1984.

He returned back to Ghana and was the first National Treasurer after the New Patriotic Party was formed in 1992. He contested on the party's ticket in the 1996 elections as Member of Parliament for the New Juaben North Constituency and won. He entered parliament on January 7, 1997 and was MP for three consecutive terms from 1997 to 2009.

When the NPP won the 2000 elections, he held Ministerial Positions from Minister of Foreign Affairs (2001-2003), Minister of Interior (2003-2005) and Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing (2005-2007) all under the Kufour Administration.

In 2017, when the NPP came back to power, he was appointed board chairman of the Ghana Cocoa Board.

Hon. Owusu Agyemang who is also a businessman is currently the chairman of the Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Congratulations to Mr. Hackman Owusu-Agyemang on achieving this milestone.

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