Former Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education (MoE) in President Akufo-Addo’s first tenure in office, Vincent Assafuah were among numerous personalities in the country called to the Ghana Bar as qualified Lawyers.
The Member of Parliament for Tafo, Ekow Vincent Assifuah was called to the bar together with other colleagues such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey and Sammi Awuku among others.
Profile of Vincent
Vincent Ekow Assafuah (born 27 September 1990) is a Ghanaian politician who is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He was the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education. He is a member of Parliament for the Old-Tafo Constituency in the Ashanti Region.
Mr Vincent Assafuah was born to Polykarp Assafuah and Paulina Assafuah in Kumasi. He attended Martyrs of Uganda Junior High School and proceeded to study General Arts at the St. Huberts’ Seminary in Kumasi.
Assafuah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and Master of Arts degree in Economic Policy and a Master of Science in Development Finance both from the University of Ghana (UG), Legon. He also holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from Central University.
He later proceeded to the Ghana Institute of Journalism where he obtained a Master of Arts in Public Relations. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration and Public Policy.
Assafuah contested and won the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) National president whilst doing his National Service after his unsuccessful attempt in USAG presidential election, he served in that role for one year.
He was a special assistant to the second Lady Samira Bawumia from 2015 to 2017. In 2017, he was the acting Deputy Communication Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
After the New Patriotic Party came into power in January 2017, He was subsequently appointed as the head of public relations at the Ministry of Education in 2018. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Dominion University College.
He won the 2020 December parliamentary elections for the Old Tafo Constituency. He was declared the winner with 42,616 votes representing 74.55% against his closest contender Sahmudeen Mohammed Kamil of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who had 14,405 votes representing 25.20%