The New Trust Newspaper has gathered that, there is massive support for Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Youth Employment Agency (YEA) to contest as the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) which is currently occupied by Mr.John Boadu who has declared his intention to seek for 3rd term.
Even though, Mr.Kodua who is popularly known in the political space as ‘OKUMKOM’ has not officially declares his intention but this paper has learnt that, there is massive support for him to offer himself for the slot. For the couple of weeks now many social media users including known former Members of Parliament (MPs) ,current party officials among others have started campaigning for Mr.Kodua ahead of the party’s elections next year.Mr.Jimmy Boachie,One of the teeming campaigners of Justin Kodua Frimpong wrote ;
NPP GS race…
Dynamism in Ghanaian intra party politics has changed from the usual rhetoric and myth. It is now more of practicalities and creation of opportunities for the masses. It is more of relationship and recognition. If your grassroots are crying even whilst your party is in government then it means leadership is lacking. It is not enough to say you’ve led the party into power. What’s important is your ability and skills to link the government with the party, whereby opportunities in government are shared among all stakeholders, especially the grassroots. It is not about the age. Is about character and respect for people who campaigned for the victory.
We cannot continue to be in opposition within the governing party. We need a leader who cares about the grassroots. I choose *Justin Kodua Frimpong, Esq* for the General Secretary position for he cares.
Brief profile of Justin Kodua Frimpong
Justin Kodua Frimpong [Chief Executive Officer, YEA]
Justin Kodua Frimpong is a young astute lawyer and a member of the Ghana Bar Association. He was born on the 14th of November 1982 in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He attended Opoku Ware Senior High School in Kumasi before proceeding to Hackney Community College, London, where he obtained a certificate in Information Communication Technology (ICT).
After his studies abroad, he relocated to Ghana and enrolled at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, where he studied Land Economy. He went on to read law at the same university before being admitted into the Ghana School of Law from where he was called to the Bar. He also holds a Certificate in Financial Management from the Institute of Commercial Management, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
Mr. Frimpong, though young, has diverse working experience both in abroad and Ghana. He is a former employee of Supersport Limited (United Kingdom) and with the experience acquired from the company was very instrumental in the organization of CAN 2008 which was hosted in Ghana. He is also a former employee of Jo-Mint Associates Limited, an indigenous construction company.
Until his appointment by the government in February 2017 as the Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), he practised his law profession with Adomako Kwakye Law Consult where he teamed up with the Senior Partner to handle numerous cases from corporate litigation, arbitration to land matters. Mr. Kodua Frimpong is married and he is fan of soccer and board games.