Hon. Andrew Egyapa Mercer
Honorable Minister
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture,
Republic of Ghana

Andrew Kofi Egyapa Mercer is a lawyer and politician. He is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He is the incumbent Member of Parliament for the Sekondi Constituency in the Western Region of Ghana and succeeded Papa Owusu Ankomah, who had been MP for 20 years.

He attended Chapel Hill Preparatory School in Takoradi for his primary education. He was admitted into Adisadel College in Cape Coast in the Central region for his secondary education, where he obtained both his GCE Ordinary and Advanced level certificates. He gained admission into the University of Ghana for his tertiary education and graduated with Honours in Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Bachelor of Laws. He proceeded to the Ghana School of Law and qualified as a lawyer after passing his bar examination. He also holds a certificate in Oil, Gas and Mining Governance from the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.

Andrew Mercer is a lawyer with extensive corporate, commercial and finance sector practice experience, having started his career as a lawyer with Messrs. Acquah-Sampson and Associates, a firm of solicitors based in Accra. He joined the First Atlantic Bank in Accra in 2007 as an Assistant Manager and rose to become the Head of the Legal Department, overseeing the Legal, Company Secretarial and Corporate Affairs Departments of the Bank.

While at First Atlantic Bank, he contested and lost the parliamentary primaries in Sekondi to the incumbent Papa Owusu Ankomah in 2011. He resigned from the First Atlantic Bank in 2013 to set up Messrs. Mercer and Company, a corporate and investment law firm based in Accra and was the Chief Executive Officer and served as the Lead Attorney until 2015 when he decided to contest the parliamentary primaries again in Sekondi and won the seat for the Sekondi electoral area in 2016.

Presently, he serves on the Constitutional, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs, the Privileges and the Special Budget Committees of Ghana’s Parliament. He also served on the Communications Committee of Parliament.

He was previously the Deputy Minister for Energy at the Energy Ministry in Ghana.  He has served on several Boards of corporate entities in both the public and private sectors including that of the Ghana National Gas Company.

He is a committed Christian, married and is presently the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture in Ghana.

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