Hon. Elvis Lawrence Kweku Djampoh was confirmed as the Municipal Chief Executive of the Kpando Municipal Assembly at a Special General Assembly Meeting held on 17th May, 2017 when he polled 71.4% of votes cast. He was handed over the button for the position on 24th May, 2017 by the Municipal Coordinating Director, who was acting until his confirmation.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Hon. Elvis Lawrence Kweku Djampoh was born on 15th June, 1949 at Dafor, in the Kpando Municipality. He started his Basic Education at Kpando Dafor and Kpando Agbenorxoe for both lower and upper primary respectively. After completion, he continued his Middle school education at Nkonya R/C but only finished form one (1). He was later enrolled at the Bishop’s Middle School in Tamale where he completed up to form three (3) and finally finished form four (4) at Dabokpa Middle School also in Tamale.
After completing his Basic Education, he came back to Kpando and was enrolled at Kpando Technical Institute, Kpando, in the Volta Region of Ghana in 1963 and completed in 1965. He later got enrolled at Handicraft Teacher Training Institute, Mampong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana between the periods 1965-1968 and graduated with Teacher’s Certificate “A” (Handicrafts). He was also awarded a General Certificate of Education “O” Level by the Associated Examining Board in London. Thereafter, Hon. Djampoh was posted to Adidome LA Middle School, Adidome, in the Volta Region where he taught between the periods 1968-1970.
He never stopped there, as a hardworking man who has the desire for higher education; Mr. Djampoh later got enrolled at the Advanced Technical Teacher’s College in Kumasi between the periods 1970-1972 and graduated with Advanced Handicraft Teachers’ Certificate. After completion, he was posted to his Alma matter; Kpando Technical Institute in the Volta Region; where he taught as a teacher from 1972 to 1981.
Mr. Djampoh also has a passion to impart knowledge even at the international level. To this end, he moved to Nigeria where he was enrolled at Ayo Granner School, Ipogun in Ondo State of Nigeria as a teacher where he taught from 1981 to 1985. He later came back and continued at the Kpando Technical Institute till 1996.
He was later posted to Vakpo Secondary Technical School, Vakpo also in the Volta Region where he taught from 1996 to 1998. Thereafter, Mr. Djampoh got admission again into the University College of Education, Winneba (Kumasi Campus) between the periods 1998-2000 and graduated with B.ED. HONS (Technology). He was posted to A.E.S.L Ho, in the year 2000 on an Industrial Attachment as an Assistant Architect where he served for only three months.
He resumed duty back at the Kpando Technical Institute as the Head of Mathematics and Science Department between the periods 2000-2003. Within the same period, he also served as a facilitator at the Vocational Instructor’s Education Course at the Comboni Centre, Sogakope, as well as ST. Paul Technical School, Kukurantumi, all in the Volta region. Mr. Djampoh was ordained as a Minister of Religion at the Friends and Christ Together Inc. Bradenton in Florida in 2003.
Between the periods 2003-2005, Mr. Djampoh served as a Field Assessment Panelist for the Regional Best Teacher Award for the Volta Region. He was also the Vice Principal of the Kpando Technical Institute from 2003-2006. Due to his hard work, he was finally confirmed as the substantial Principal of the Kpando Technical Institute where he served from 2006 until his compulsory retirement in June, 2009.
After his Compulsory retirement, Mr. Djampoh did not rest as many would have loved to do. He picked a private appointment with Shia Senior High School in the Volta Region as a Headmaster and Consultant from Dec, 2009 to Feb, 2011. Until his appointment by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Mr. Djampoh was the Principal of the Volta Technical Institute, Matse, in the Volta Region.
Mr. Djampoh is a Christian and is married with five children.
Mr. Djampoh’s participation in politics began in 1992 when he contested as a Parliamentary Candidate for the National Independence Party for the North Dayi Constituency of the Volta Region. Thereafter, he played a number of leadership roles and held a number of political appointments.
He was the President of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, Kpando Chapter from 1995-1998. He was also the President, Ghana Pentecostal Council, University College of Education, Winneba, Kumasi from 1999-2000. Again, in the year 1999, Mr. Djampoh became the President of the Atwima Hall at the University College of Education, Winneba, Kumasi.
In the year 2008, he again won the Presidency of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, Kpando Chapter and served up to 2010. He was again the Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, New Era Cooperative Credit Union, Kpando from 2009-2012.
From the year 2010 to 2011, Mr. Djampoh became the Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party for the North Dayi Constituency in the Volta Region. Then again as a Field Representative, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, Volta Zone 2 from 2011-2016.
In 2012, he aspired as the Parliamentary Candidate for the New Patriotic Party for the Kpando Constituency. Between the periods 2012-2016 Mr. Djampoh served as the Chairman, Board of Directors for the New Era Cooperative Credit Union, Kpando.
In 2012 to 2016, Mr. Djampoh was the Chairman, Board of Directors for the New Era Cooperative Credit Union in Kpando. Within the same period, he was also a Member of the Volta Regional Chapter of Board of Directors for Ghana Cooperative Credit Unions Association.
He was also a member of Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party for the Kpando Constituency from 2012 to 2015. Thereafter, he contested as the Parliamentary Candidate for the New Patriotic Party representing the Kpando Constituency in 2016.
Mr. Djampoh is a true Christian who doesn’t joke with his quite times. He also devotes much of his time in social events such as sports, funerals, community meetings, communal labour and other social activities.
HON. DJAMPOH’S VISION FOR THE KPANDO MUNICIPALITY
Hon. Elvis Kweku Djampoh is a man of Vision and a father for all. He aspires to see Kpando becoming a leading Agricultural Zone and Business Centre in the Volta Region. His main area of focus for the Kpando Municipality are in the area of sanitation, health, road infrastructure, education and skills development, tourism development, agriculture modernization, linking agriculture to industry as well as safeguarding on culture of maintenance. He also seeks to promote the competitiveness of the private sector. As the MUSEC Chair, Hon. Djampoh aims to foster peace and unity among the people of the Municipality.
As a father for all, Hon. Djampoh’s doors are always open for all.