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Biography Of Hon John Peter Amewu.

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John Peter Amewu

Ghanaian politician

John Peter Amewu is a Ghanaian politician and Minister of Energy in Ghana. He won the 2020 Ghanaian general election parliamentary seat to represent Hohoe in the Ghana Parliament.

Quick Facts: Hon., Member of the Ghana Parliament for Hohoe ...


John Peter Amewu

Member of the Ghana Parliament

for Hohoe


Assumed office

7 January 2021

Preceded by

Bernice Adiku Heloo



Minister for Energy

In office

August 2018 – 6 January 2021


Nana Akufo-Addo

Vice President

Mumuni Bawumia

Preceded by

Boakye Agyarko

Personal details



Political party

New Patriotic Party





Known for

One Family one opportunity

Early life and education

John Peter Amewu was born in 1972 in Wli Todzi in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region. He attended Hohoe E.P. Senior High School, St. Mary's Seminary/Senior High School, Lolobi and Adisadel College for his high school education. Amewu took a bachelor's degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and then furthered his education to obtain an MBA in Finance from University of Ghana, Legon and proceeded to obtain a Post Graduate Degree in International Energy Industry Management and a Master's degree in Petroleum Law and Policy from University of Dundee (UK).


Amewu is a member of the New Patriotic Party(NPP).He was appointed by John Kufour as the Municipal Chief Executive for Hohoe Municipal Assembly, he served from 2005 to 2009. He was the party's parliamentary candidate for the 2004 and 2008 general election to contest the then Hohoe North Constituency but lost to Prince Jacob Hayibor in both contest.

Cabinet Minister

In May, 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo named John Peter Amewu as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet. The names of the 19 ministers were submitted to the Parliament of Ghana and announced by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Ocquaye. As a Cabinet minister, John Peter Amewu is part of the inner circle of the president and is to aid in key decision making activities in the country. President Nana Akuffo Addo also named Mr. John Peter Amewu as the Minister-designate for Lands and Natural Resources.

Member of Parliament

On December 7, 2020, Amewu became the first New Patriotic Party {NPP} candidate to win a parliamentary election in Hohoe since 1992.

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