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BIOGRAPHY

Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong is a traditional ruler, a politician and a lawyer. He is the paramount chief or Omanhene of the Agogo Traditional Area of Ghana. He served as the MPfor Asante Akim North under Hilla Liman’s administration and also as Secretary for Health (Minister for Health), Secretary for Internal Affairs (Minister for the Interior) and Secretary for Chieftaincy Affairs (Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs) in the PNDC government. He also served as a member of the council of state in the fourth Republic under the late President J.E.A. Mills .Nana Akuoko Sarpong was born on 11 August 1938 at Agogo, Ashanti Region, Ghana. He started his primary education at the Methodist and Presbyterian Primary Schools, Agogo.

In 1954 he gained admission into the Accra Academy. His contemporaries included General Edward Utuka, who was executed with General Acheampong by the AFRC in 1979. He obtained his Cambridge School Certificate in 1957. He enrolled at Opoku Ware School in 1958, he was one of the members of the first batch of sixth form students that enrolled at the school. He obtained his Cambridge Higher School Certificate in 1959. He gained admission into the University of Ghana to pursue courses in economics, sociology, law and political science. He graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1963, he pursued a postgraduate law program at the University of Ghana and obtained his LLB (Hons) in 1965. In 1965 he entered the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Greenhill to study Public Administration. He graduated in 1965 and was called to the Ghana Bar that same year in October. Between 1967 and 1969 he was elected as the Secretary and later President of the Central Region Bar Association and served on the Executive Board of the Ghana Bar Association.
 From 1970 to 1972 he served on the board of various institutions including; Graphic Corporation, Aggrey Memorial Secondary School, Cape Coast, the Ghana Bar Association and was also a member of the Ghana Police Council. He became a Senior Member in the law firm of Nana Sarpong, Ahenkora and Co., he was also member of the Ghana law reform commission in 1988.[10] In 2009 he was appointed a member of the Council of State.
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