Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi, a public servant of considerable experience, was born on 17th November, 1946. He is married with seven children.
GCE Ordinary and Advanced levels from Prempeh College, Kumasi (1960-1965) and St. Augustine's College, Cape Coast (1965-1967) respectively; Post Graduate Certificate in Planning and Resource Management from University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 1985/6; Post Graduate Certificate-Budgeting and Financial Management and Postgraduate Certificate – Planning and Resource Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra (1980-1981);Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, Geography and Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
He has attended numerous workshops and seminars on Investment, Industrial Development, Tourism, Public Management and Finance.
Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi has traveled across the length and breadth of the globe in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
His membership of boards and committees over the years include the following:
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG).
His professional experience with operational responsibility as Chairman, Chief Executive, Director General Economic Researcher, Senior Manager, Management Consultant and Market/Field Researcher in both government, private and international business environment with key contributions at national and international levels in trade development, capacity building and private sector expertise development in export marketing, investment promotion and revitalization of sick institutions and industries are some of his achievements.
Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi was sworn in as Minister for Food and Agriculture by the President, H.E. Prof. J.E.A. Mills, on February, 2009.
In December 7, 2012 when John Dramani Mahama was elected president of the Republic, Mr Ahwoi was apointed Minister of the Interior under the National Democratic Congress government.