Profile of Shirley Ayorkor Botchway – Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs

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Shirley Ayorkor Botchway

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, 53, is the Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs, subject to the approval of Parliament.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, made the announcement, on Monday, January 9, when a Chinese delegation paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House.

Madam Botchway is a Communication Consultant, Politician, Public Relations Practitioner, Marketer and a Journalist.

She was born on the February 8, 1963 and hails from Gbawe, Accra.

According to information the GNA sourced from various websites, Madam Botchway holds a Master of Arts Degree in Public Communication from the University of Westminster (2002) and Masters in Business Administration in Project Management from the University of Ghana (2004).

She is the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowotuom in the Greater Accra Region.

She has been in Parliament since 2005 and has served in a number of Parliamentary Committees including, Gender and Children, Committee of Selection, Committee on Members Holding Offices of Profit Communications.

Under the Kufuor Administration, Madam Botchway was a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State at the Water Resources, Works and Housing. She is married with two children, and also a staunch Christian (Anglican).

Madam Botchway has supported her constituents in so many ways, including the construction of a clinic at a cost of GH¢80,000 at Sowutuom in the Ga Central Municipality.

The clinic, the first public health facility in area, was funded through the MP’s Common Fund with support from the Municipal Assembly and the Ghana Health Service.

Source: GNA

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