Ernest Yaw Anim is the current member of Parliament for Kumawu Constituency in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He was elected on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2023 after a by-election in the constituency. He pulled a landslide victory over his competitors.
Ernest Yaw Anim
Ernest Yaw Anim is married.
He holds Masters of Financial Economics at Ohio University. He has Professional Certificate in Accounting from ACCA.
He a degree from University Of Cape Coast(B-COM). He is a member of a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Ernest is a chartered accountant.He was also a senior Accountant at Vanguard Properties Development, Ghana. He held several positions at Vanguard including Financial Controller where he managed an annual budget of over $4m on four different projects. He also ensured compliance with all regulatory framework – companies code, taxation. Prior to joining Vanguard, He was an Account Officer at Millennium Development Authority Ghana.
He held several positions at Vanguard including Financial Controller where he managed an annual budget of over $4m on four different projects.
Ernest Yaw Anim of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) emerged winner of the May 23 by-election in the Kumawu Consutituency of the Ashanti Region.
He polled 71% of total votes cast to retain the seat for the ruling party. In a distant second was the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate who garnered only 17% of votes.
SUMMARY OF MAJOR FIGURE FROM THE POLL
1. Ernest Yaw Anim (NPP) 15264 = 70.91%
2. Kwasi Amankwaa (NDC) 3723 = 17.29%
3. Kwaku Duah (IND) 2478 = 11.51%
4. Kwaku Duah (IND) 62 = 0.29%
Total Registered Voters = 34,790
Total vVotes Cast = 21,731
Valid Votes = 21,527 (62.45%)
Rejected Votes = 204
The Kumawu by-election
Voters went to the polls to elect a new Member of Parliament to replace the late Philip Atta Basoah, who died on 27th March this year while still serving his 3rd consecutive term.
The NPP fielded Ernest Yaw Anim, whiles Kwasi Amankwaa was the NDC candidate. The other two aspirants are independent candidates with the same name, Kwaku Duah.
Kumawu prior to today was a beehive of political activity with big wigs from the NDC and NPP holding rallies in the constituency to canvass for votes for the vacant seat.
Ernest Yaw Anim is estimated to worth over $400,000