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Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey Biography

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is a Ghanaian politician belonging to the New Patriotic Party. She is a former member of parliament for Anyaa-Sowutuom and the Minister of Foreign Affairs since January 2017.

Ayorkor Botchwey was born on February 8, 1963 in Accra and is 58 years at the time of writing this biography.

She had her secondary education at St. Mary’s Girls’ Senior High School at Korle-Gonno. She has attended the following tertiary institutions; University of Ghana Business School (UGBS),  Ghana Institute of Journalism, GIMPA.

Ayorkor Botchwey has also studied at the Pitman’s Central College, University of London and University of Westminster all in the United Kingdom (UK).

She holds an Executive MBA (Project Management), MA in Public Communication, Bachelor of Laws Degree, Diploma in public Relations and Advertising and a certificate in Marketing Management.

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey ran a Marketing and Communications Company where she was a consultant for the Ministry of Tourism. She also worked as the Managing Director of Dynacom Limited.

She has also worked with Worldspace Ghana, the Divestiture Implementation committee, Glaxo Group Research and Hodge Recruitment as a practising Public Administrator.

Ayorkor Botchwey served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Information and the Trade and Industry ministries under President John Agyekum Kuffour. She has served as MP for four terms until 2020 where she didn’t contest.

Ayorkor Botchwey served as spokesperson on Foreign Affairs between 2009 and 2013 at the party level. She was also ranking member for the Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and subsequently, the Appointments, Defence and Interior Committees of Parliament


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