Friday, 23 February

Bawumia running mate: Kokofu in the mix

L-R: Dr Henry Kwabena Kokofu and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr Henry Kwabena Kokofu, is emerging as a potential running mate for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) flagbearer.

Other speculated candidates include Education Minister Yaw Adutwum, Energy Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh, and Chief of Staff Frema Osei Opare, all hailing from the Ashanti Region, the party's stronghold.

Dr Kokofu, in addition to his Ashanti background, brings extensive political experience, having served in various capacities. His calm demeanor and expertise in environmental sustainability are cited as key factors in the Vice President's interest in him.


Dr Henry Kwabena Kokofu, Esq., is the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the lead body that oversees and governs Ghana’s environment.

He was the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation (GIISDEC).

Henry was a Member of the Parliament of Ghana and served on the Parliamentary Select­ Committee on Lands and Forestry from 2013 to 2017.

He is currently serving on several Boards including the Petroleum Commission, Lands Commission, Ghana Maritime Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, Public-Private Partnership, and Public Investment Program Working Committee, and is the Special Envoy for the Ghana Presidency of Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF).