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John Peter Amewu

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Wli Todzi, Ghana

John Peter Amewu is a Ghanaian politician and Minister of Energy in Ghana.

Amewu was born in 1972, Wli Todzi in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta region.

John Peter Amewu obtained an MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana, Legon, and proceeded to obtain a Post Graduate Degree in International Energy Industry Management and a Master's degree in Petroleum Law and Policy from the University of Dundee (UK).

In May 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo named John Peter Amewu as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet. The names of the 19 ministers were submitted to the Parliament of Ghana and announced by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Ocquaye. As a Cabinet minister, John Peter Amewu was part of the inner circle of the president and aided in key decision-making activities in the country.

On December 7, 2020, John Peter Amewu was the first New Patriotic Party candidate to win a presidential election in the Hohoe Constituency since 1992.