The Member of Parliament for the Tafo-Pankrono constituency in the Ashanti Region Dr. Anthony Osei Akoto has announced he will not contest the ruling party’s upcoming primaries for the 2020 polls.
The Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation made his decision known to the party’s constituency executives at a meeting held on Monday in Kumasi.
Constituency Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Moses Donkor in an interview described the decision by the former deputy Finance minister as unfortunate.
Anthony Akoto Osei is deemed as one of the finest Economist in recent years acquiring his experience from providing consultancy services for the World Bank (Korea Division) in 1987, teaching at Dillard and Howard Universities from 1984 to 1995 as an Associate Professor in Economics and as a Research Fellow for the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) from 1996-2001 in Ghana.
In the erstwhile Kufour administration, he was made first,(from 2001-2003) a Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Economic planning and later appointed a Deputy Minister of the same Ministry in 2003, He was later elevated to Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, a position he occupied until December 2008.