UEW names Lecture Hall after Former Finance Minister Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu

UEW names Lecture Hall after Former Finance Minister Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu
UEW names Lecture Hall after Former Finance Minister Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu

EducationGhana| May 30| UEW names Lecture Hall after Former Finance Minister Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu:


The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has named a lecture Hall after Former Finance  Minister, Kwadwo Baah Wiredu.

The Hall was named on May 30, 2021, at a ceremony at the North Campus of the University of Education, Winneba.


Rev. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of UEW, commended the President and the government on behalf of the Governing Council and Management of the University at a special congregation at Winneba.

He said as an academic community, they conscientiously reminded themselves of the power of education to profoundly change the world.

Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff, who represented President Nana Akufo-Addo, delivered his speech and also commissioned recently completed projects.

Other Projects

Five of the projects were named after former President John Agyekum Kufuor, former Finance Minister late Kodwo Baah Wiredu, Prof. Akwesi Asabere-Ameyaw, Prof. Emmanuel Kwesi Ampene and Dr Joseph Ebo Bannerman for their distinguished roles in the Country.

The congregation was to recognize and celebrate Right Reverend Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye and Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh and to also conferred Honorary Doctorate on them for their outstanding contributions towards shaping the quality of life of Ghanaians and the image of the country.

Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni assured that the Management of the institution was determined and would continue to dedicate their lives to the nation to achieve total holistic education.

The VC said the two awardees would join the list of distinguished persons, who have received the prestigious award, bringing the number of honorary degree holders of the UEW since 2004 to 23.

He further thanked predecessors of the university for their respective roles and goodwill in driving the university from its humble beginnings to a formidable institution since its establishment some 29 years ago.

Highlighting some of the achievements the university under his regime had chalked, he said through its internally generated fund (IGF), it had initiated the construction of 14 new ultra-modern 500-seater lecture theatres across the various campuses of the University.

He said 10 of them were on the Winneba campus and two each at the then Kumasi and Asante Mampong satellite campuses while an additional two would be built at the Kumasi campus.

The university constructed student-centeredness, an ultra-modern student Centre, Food court, a School of Creative Arts Block, a five-storey technology block, which has seven lecture halls, a 4,000-seater auditorium, 20 audio-visual rooms, and a library.

On-going projects included a six-storey lecture block with 200 offices, 30 lecture theatres and offices at Winneba and a three-storey facility block at the Ajumako campus.

Also, an ultra-modern 100-bed university hospital with several consulting rooms, Outpatient Department, emergency centre, pharmacy, two operation theatres, radiography centre, among others are being built to serve the health needs of the university community and the neighbouring communities, among many other projects.

“I recall vividly the solemn pledge I made to you (President Nana Akuffo Addo), on the occasion of my investiture as the Fourth Vice-Chancellor of the UEW, to lay a solid foundation for the intake of the anticipated large numbers of the first batch of the Free SHS product, hence the huge investment on infrastructures made,” he stated.

“I aligned my vision to the corporate strategic plan that directs the shaping of our university into one of the best tertiary institutions in the world,” Rev Prof Afful-Broni added.

About Baah Wiredu


Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu (1952 – 24 September 2008) was a Ghanaian politician and a Chartered Accountant. He was a Member of Parliament in the Parliament of Ghana representing the Asante Akim North Constituency from January 1997 until his death on September 24, 2008. He served as a Minister of state at different ministries under the Kufuor government from 2001


Baah-Wiredu was born in Asante Akim Agogo. He started his secondary education at the Kumasi High SchoolKumasi in 1967. He obtained the GCE Ordinary Level Certificate in 1972. He had his sixth form education at Prempeh College, also in Kumasi. Baah-Wiredu proceeded to the University of Ghana in 1974 and obtained a B.Sc. in Administration (Accounting option). He then did a four-year course with the Institute of Chartered Accountants qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1985.[4]

Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu worked in various positions with Ghana Airways and Volta River Authority. He worked as a senior consultant on computer systems and as finance manager of Ananse Systems. Prior to being a member of Parliament, he was a partner in Asante Wiredu and Associates, an accounting firm.

Baah-Wiredu began his political career in 1997 after emerging the winner of the 1996 Ghanaian General Election. He was one of the campaigners against the Union government (UNIGOV) concept promoted by General Acheampong‘s Supreme Military Council in 1978.

He joined the New Patriotic Party when it was formed in 1992. He became an MP in the Second Parliament of the Fourth Republic after the 1996 parliamentary elections and since retained his seat.

Minister of state

He became a Minister in John Kufuor‘s NPP government in 2001.[6] He held the portfolios of Local Government and Rural Development (2001–2003)[6] and Education, Youth and Sports (2003–2005).[7] He became the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning in 2005.[8] In 2005, he was the first Finance Minister in Ghana’s history to present the country’s Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament before the arrival of that fiscal year with his budget for the fiscal year 2006. Since then, this has become a norm for all successive Finance Ministers.


In the year 2000, Baah-Wiredu won the general elections as the member of parliament for the Asante Akim North constituency of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.[9][10] He won on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.

 His constituency was a part of the 31 parliamentary seats out of 33 seats won by the New Patriotic Party in that election for the Ashanti Region.

The New Patriotic Party won a majority total of 99 parliamentary seats out of 200 seats.[12] He was elected with 32,341 votes out of 45,227 total valid votes cast.[9][10] This was equivalent to 72.3% of the total valid votes cast.

 He was elected over Kofi Opoku Manu of the National Democratic Congress, Kwabena Anafi of the Convention People’s Party, James K. Baah of the People’s National Convention, Emmanuel K. Adade of the New Reformed Party and Joseph B Frimpong of the United Ghana Movement.

 These won 11,852, 168, 151, 130 and 75 votes out of the total valid votes cast respectively.[9][10] These were equivalent to 26.5%, 0.4%, 0.3%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively of total valid votes cast.[9][10]

Baah-Wiredu was elected as a member of parliament for the Asante Akim North constituency of the Ashanti Region of Ghana in the 2004 Ghanaian general elections.[13][14] He won on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.

 His constituency was a part of the 36 parliamentary seats out of 39 seats won by the New Patriotic Party in that election for the Ashanti Region.[15] The New Patriotic Party won a majority total of 128 parliamentary seats out of 230 seats.

 He was elected with 40,497 votes out of 53,098 total valid votes cast equivalent to 76.3% of total valid votes cast.[13][14] He was elected over Atobrah Isaac of the Peoples’ National Convention, Thomas Osei Bonsu Nkansah of the National Democratic Congress and Kwabena Anarfi of the Convention People’s Party.[13][14] These obtained 0.8%, 21.6% and 1.3% respectively of total valid votes cast.

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