Profile of Bro. Kwame Agyapong Boafo (Esq)
Brother Kwame Agyapong Boafo was born on 1st November, 1952 to the late J. K. Boafo, a teacher, Chartered Accountant and a Banker and Mrs. Mary Boafo, a seamstress and a caterer of the Oyoko and Aduana Royal families of Juaso and Essumeja of Ashanti Respectively.
He was named after his father’s uncle Opanin Albert Agyapong alias Kwame Aduna, one of the founding fathers of the Konongo Methodist Church. He was educated at the Bantama Methodist Primary School (1958 to 1964) and thence at the Ampabane Local Authority Middle School (from 1964 to 1966) both in Kumasi.
Brother Kwame Boafo entered Kumasi Academy in September 1966 and obtained the GCE Ordinary Levels in June 1971. In September 1971 he proceeded to Nsein Secondary School in Axim where he obtained G.C.E Advance Levels in June 1973. Brother Boafo was admitted to read Political Science, Modern History and Philosophy in September 1973 he graduated with B.A. (Honours) in Political Science (with Modern History).
He honoured his Nation Service at Navrongo Secondary School in 1976/77 as a tutor in Government and General Paper and prepared students there for their A’ Levels. The students that he taught at Navrongo Secondary School had been without a teacher in the subject area for one full year out of the two years required for the Sixth Form (Advanced Level). However, Brother Boafo was so committed to the work that his students assed so well with good grades and gained admissions in their numbers to the various Universities. To the glory of God, many of them have occupied important positions in Ghana and abroad including some ministers of state.
In 1977/78 Brother Boafo was admitted again to the University of Ghana Legon as a post -graduate student to read Law at the Faculty of Law. Thereafter he studied at the Ghana School of Law between 1978 and 1980 for the Professional Law Course. Having qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor, he was called to the Bar on the 21st of November 1980.
Since then, he has been in private legal practice first at Gye Nyame Chambers and now at Kwame A. Boafo & Associates, Nyame Adom Chambers, Kumasi. He is also a Notary Public and a Part-Time Senior Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law in Civil Procedure.
Brother Boafo was the Secretary of the Scripture Union and President of the Red Cross Society whilst a student at Kumasi Academy, a member of the students’ Representative Council of the University of Ghana, Legon and Chairman of its Entertainment Committee from 1974 to 1975. He was also the President of the Greater Accra and Eastern Regional Ghana United Nations Students’ Association (GUNSA) from 1974 to 1975 and the President of the Kumasi Academy Old Students’ Association from 1982 to 2007.
From 1982 to 1985, Brother Boafo was the Secretary of the Ghana Bar Association (Ashanti Region Branch) and ipso facto a member of the National Executive Council of the Ghana Bar Association, became a part-time lecturer in Law at KNUST from 1984 – 1985, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Kumasi Academy from 1995 to 2001, and a Government Appointee to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly from 2001 to 2002.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Christian Service University College, and the Chairman of the Constitutional Committee that drafted its Statutes for its University Status, the Chairman of the Ashanti Regional Lands Commission and member of the National Lands Commission from April 2002 to April 2008 and on several occasions became Member/Secretary of the Management and Board of Asante Kotoko Football Club and the Director of Legal Affairs of the Club.
Kwame is a Life Member of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (Kumasi Chapter), National Advisor of the Aglow International, an Alumnus of Haggai Institute, a Leader of the Wesley Cathedral, Kumasi, a Local Preacher and for many years a member of Synod, the Standing Committee and the Legal Co-ordinator of the Kumasi Diocese of the Church, a conference member and member of various Boards and committees of the Church including Law and Polity, Methodist Faith Healing Hospital, Ankaase, Commercial Projects Committee and the Legal Affairs Committee.
Brother Boafo is a Chorister and Patron of the Cathedral Choir, Patron of the Susana Wesley Mission Auxiliary and Patron of the Association of Methodist Brigades. For many years, Brother Kwame Boafo has personally and through his legal firm, represented the church in legal suits at the Connexional level and at many of the Dioceses, circuits, societies and organisations of the church and provided them with legal advice and services gratis.
He became the third Lay Chairman of the Kumasi Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana in 7 and the Vice Chairman of the Connexional Lay Movement Council in 2011. He is married to Mrs. Esther Boafo with whom they are blessed with six children.