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Owuraku Amofah: The Politician With A Valiant Ambition

Posted by Osei Agyemang
Owuraku Amofa

Some government officials are naturally charismatic and infectious. Their presence everywhere attracts people from all territories – and one of them is 65 year old Emmanuel Owuraku Amofah.

It’s been some time since Ghanaians found out about him or even saw him on any platform. Owuraku Amofa was one of the few Ghanaian legislators and legal advisors who was exceptionally famous during the era of the late President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings.

He filled in as a member of Parliament of Ghana for Abuakwa Central Constituency from 1992 to 1996. Mr Amofa is a former deputy communication minister and deputy tourism minister. In 1992, he founded the Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE) party.

Somewhere in the range of 2002 and 2008, Mr Owuraku Amofa was a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who are currently the opposition party in Ghana. Of course, between 2008–2014, he switched to the ruling party – New Patriotic Party (NPP), making him a gutsy man.

Actually, he was seriously scrutinized for not being loyal to one party, but he disregarded each one of those, and proceeded onward– since he knew his long term ambition. However, before every one of these issues, his own founded party EGLE was similarly popular and was doing great in Ghana.

As a legal advisor, Owuraku Amofa has worked in New York City as the CEO of Parking Ticket Busters, a ticket-merchant business, as a lawyer at Amofah Law Firm and as a one-time regulatory law judge at the city’s Parking Violations Bureau.

In 2017, he was accounted for to have wrongfully altered documents in his different stopping ticket cases by using information from his former appointed authority position, tricking the city out of more than $100,000 in fines.

Amofah studied law in America and was associated with Ghana’s politics, filling in as a Deputy of Tourism under President Jerry Rawlings. In 2000, he had a contention with Rawlings over failing to pick Obed Asamoah as a running mate. Asamoah was supposed to have taken cash from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) so Amofah could have a position in the government.

During the conflict, Amofah supposedly banged the door on Rawlings’ fingers, harming him. Thus, Amofah went into a purposeful outcast in the US, where he became a Magistrate Judge in Staten Island, New York. His participation in EGLE slipped by while he was out of the country not long after. Amofah later joined the NDC in 2002 before leaving the party in 2008.

In 2013, he got back to Ghana as a member of the New Patriotic Party, where he supported his uncle Nana Akufo-Addo (the current President) for a position in government.

Notwithstanding, when Akufo-Addo was running for president, he later changed his position and asserted that Akufo-Addo would be the worst President for Ghana. Amofah rejoined the NDC in 2014 and was supporting John Mahama’s bid for presidency in the 2016 Ghanaian general election.

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