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What you need to know about the new Minority leader in Parliament Dr. Ato Forson

The Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Constituency, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, has been elevated to the role of Minority leader in Parliament.

Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson

James Klutsey Avezi, MP for Ketu-North who was his deputy has been replaced by Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, MP for Ellembele Constituency, while Kwame Governs Agbodza, MP for Adaklu Constituency replaces Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, MP for Asawase in the Ashanti Region as the Chief Whip.

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Ahmed Ibrahim and Comfort Doyoe-Ghansah First and Second deputy Whips respectively have maintained their positions.

Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson is a Member of Parliament for the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency in the Central Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

In 2013, he served as the deputy minister for Finance.

He obtained a Ph.D. in Business and Management (finance option) in September 2020 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.

Prior to getting the doctorate, the MP had two master's degrees: A master of Science in Taxation from the University of Oxford, UK, and another Master of Science degree in economics from KNUST.

He had his first degree in accounting at South Bank University in London.

Dr. Forson is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana, and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Dr. Forson is a Fiscal Economist, Chartered Accountant, Tax practitioner, and Entrepreneur with professional experience spanning two decades in both private and public sectors.

He was the managing director of Forson Contracts Limited in the United Kingdom.

He also served as the chief executive officer for Omega Africa Holding Limited.

In 2009, he became a member of Parliament and served as the deputy minister for Finance in 2013.

As deputy Minister, he served as a member of Ghana's Economic Management Team.

He has also served on several boards including that of the Bank of Ghana and the Ghana Cocoa Board.

He was also Ghana's Alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

His expertise was also brought to light when he chaired the Committee that implemented the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System Reforms (GIFMIS).

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