Anthony Akoto Osei was born in Sunyani to Mr. Osei a distinguished statesman on the 18th April 1953. He is a Member of Parliament for Old Tafo in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, the current Ranking Member for the Committee on Finance and member of the committee of Interior and Defence.
Anthony obtained a PhD from Howard University in 1987, a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from the American University in 1980. He had earlier obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Economics from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1978. He attended Achimota and Opoku Ware Secondary Schools, where he obtained his G.C.E Advanced and Ordinary levels respectively.
Anthony Akoto Osei can be considered as one of the finest Economist in recent years acquiring his experience from providing consultancy services for the World Bank (Korea Division) in 1987, teaching at Dillard and Howard Universities from 1984 to 1995 as an Associate Professor in Economics and as a Research Fellow for the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) from 1996-2001 in Ghana. He has many academic publications in the area of Monetary, International and Quantitative Economics to his name.
In the erstwhile Kufour Administration, he was made first,(from 2001-2003) a Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Economic planning and later appointed a Deputy Minister of the same Ministry in 2003 and elevated to Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, a position he held until his party lost power in December 2008.
Anthony’s undying interest for monetary Economics, International Economics and Quantitative Economics distinguishes him as a fine Economist in his time, has earned him honors’ and accolades.
Anthony strives continually to alleviate poverty in the society and has been involved in high level negotiations to secure funding to support micro projects including road construction, electrification, agricultural related projects, sanitation and others. In addition, he is involved in charity work which entails providing food and shelter for the less privileged in society. In 2006, he founded the Wealth Creation and Social Development Skills Training Center which trains about one hundred youth every year.