British-Ghanaian politician, Kwasi Kwarteng has been appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, under the administration of the new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
Though his office is not a full cabinet position. He will also be required to attend Cabinet meetings.
British Cabinet meetings are where key national decisions are made and Kwasi Kwarteng gets to sit in them and make contributions.
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Kwasi’s ministerial appointment was announced by Number 10 – the Office of the British Prime Minister.
Kwasi Kwarteng @KwasiKwarteng has been appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy @beisgovuk. He will also attend Cabinet. pic.twitter.com/2lRHaswJaU
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) July 24, 2019
Kwasi Kwarteng, whose full name is Alfred AKwasi Addo Kwarteng, was born on 26th May 1975 in Waltham Forest to Ghanaian parents who migrated to the UK from Ghana as students in the 1960s.
Kwarteng is a Conservative Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Spelthorne since 2010. Before assuming his new position as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng was the Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Existing the European (DExEU) under the Theresa May led administration.
Kwarteng attended Eton as a King’s Scholar and Newcastle Scholar, before going to the Univerity of Cambridge where he read Classics and History at Trinity College, Cambridge. He attended Harvard University on a Kennedy Scholarship and then earned a PhD in Economic History from the University of Cambridge in 2000.
Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Kwarteng worked as an analyst in financial services. He has written a book, Ghosts of Empire, about the legacy of the British Empire, published by Bloomsbury in 2011. He also co-authored Gridlock Nation with Jonathan Dupont in 2011 about the causes and solutions to traffic congestion in Britain.
Congrats to Kwasi…
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