Mr. Charles, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate who lost the recent by-election in Assin North, has gone back to work at Goldfields Ghana Limited less than a week after the election.
Mr. Charles Opoku didn’t get the spot because Mr. James Gyakye Quayson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) beat him. Mr. Quayson got 17,245 votes, which is 57.56% of all valid votes cast, while Mr. Opoku only got 12,630 votes, which is 42.15% of all valid votes cast.
Colleagues say that when Mr. Charles Opoku went to work on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, he was cheered and supported by coworkers who thought he would make it to the Senate.
Colleagues could be heard yelling “Honorable, Honorable” when they saw him on his way to his office with other people.
Mr. Charles Opoku is an electrical engineer, philanthropist, businessman, and politician. He is married to Mrs. Georgina Opoku and has four children.
He was born in Assin Bereku on May 6, 1983, to Assin Bereku residents Mr. AkwesiOpoku and Afia Akyaa. He is one of eight children. Mr. Opoku went to Bereku D/C JHS for his elementary and middle school education. For his high school education, he went to Assin North Secondary Technical School. He then went to Cape Coast Technical University and got a Higher National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
He did his National Service at Goldfields Ghana Limited in Tarkwa. After that, he got a job as an Electrical Supervisor at Silent Star Electrical in Tarkwa. Later, Goldfields Ghana Limited called him back to work as an Electrical Technician in 2009. Since then, he has moved up the ranks and is now the temporary Superintendent at the Carbon-in-Leach (CIL) Plant. In 2014, the University of The People, USA gave him an Associate Degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Opoku has taken a number of professional development and certificate classes, which gave him the chance to work at Goldfields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa, as an Electrical Engineer. Mr. Opoku is also the head of the Akosua Baako Foundation in the Assin North District, where it does its work.
His goal, though, is to be at the forefront of politics, largely to take on a leadership role and a position of responsibility “so that the country as a whole can benefit from his ideas and resources,” as his profile says.