Richard Barima Sarpong, one of the aspiring candidates vying to become the Parliamentary Candidate for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Afigya East has been considered the surest best for the party in that constituency.
The political scientist, sociologist, Communication Specialist and a legal brain picked number 2 on the parliamentary primary ballot and indicated his readiness to rescue the constituency and make it better for the people.
Speaking to majority of supporters and delegates, they indicated that they have confidence in Barima Sarpong and are ready to vote for him to lead the party in the constituency.
Richard Barima Sarpong
Richard Barima Sarpong was born on November 17, 1982, and raised in Dawu near Jamasi, a town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He attended Dawu L/A Junior High School, proceeded to Adu Gyamfi Senior High School, and later continued to the University of Ghana, where he studied political science and sociology.
After completing his undergraduate studies, he pursued a Masters in Development Communication at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).
With a passion for law and advocacy, Barima Sarpong enrolled at Mountcrest University, where he studied a Bachelor of Law (LLB). After LLB, he proceeded to study the Professional Law Programme at the Ghana School of Law (Makola).
Barima has also acquired knowledge of insurance by studying the legal aspects of insurance at the Ghana Insurance College.
Barima Sarpong is a married man who is committed to his family. He has been able to balance his personal and professional lives with ease.
Currently, Barima Sarpong serves as Spokesperson and the Communications Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), where he has been instrumental in shaping and implementing the National Health Insurance Scheme’s (NHIS) communication strategy.
In addition to his work at the NHIS, Barima Sarpong is a staunch member of the New Patriotic Party and an aspiring Member of Parliament for the Afigya Sekyere East Constituency.
He has been actively involved in politics and has made an attempt to contest for the MP seat towards the 2020 election.
Throughout his career, Barima Sarpong has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, a passion for advocacy, and a desire to make a positive impact in his constituency.
His dedication to his work and his commitment to excellence have made him a respected figure in his field, and he continues to be an inspiration to many.
According to NPP supporters, the party needs such a dynamic personality to serve as their Member of Parliament.