Kofi Agyepong, and Jefferson Sackey, have been appointed Deputy Directors of Communications at the Jubilee House, the country’s Presidency
Deputy Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kofi Agyepong, has been appointed Deputy Director of Communications at the Jubilee House, the seat of the country’s Presidency. Jefferson Sackey, who is currently a member of the Communications Directorate at the Jubilee House has also been elevated to serve as a Deputy Director of Communications at the Office of the President. Mr. Agyepong and Mr. Sackey will both serve in the role previously occupied by Fatimatu Abubakar, who has now been appointed the Deputy Minister for Information.
Kofi Agyepong’s Profile
Kofi Agyepong, a well-known personality in the Ghanaian media space, is a political communication consultant and a loyal member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He is a graduate of the Leicester University, UK, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in Media and Public Relations in 2019. Between 2008 and 2010, Kofi Agyepong attended the Africa University College of Communications, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies in 2010. He attended the Kumasi High School between 2000 and 2002, where he obtained his Senior High School Certificate.
As a trained Journalist from the Africa University College of Communications, Kofi Agyepong, was a prolific writer for the Graphic Sports newspaper in Ghana and the Guardian Newspaper in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), which is the world’s largest professional PR body.
Jefferson Sackey’s Profile
Jefferson Kwamina Sackey is a multiple award-winning Ghanaian Journalist, Media Consultant, Film Maker, and PR Strategist. He is known for his quality presentation skills and command of international issues. He was the Media Relations Officer to the current President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo while he served as Ghana’s Foreign Minister and also serves as his personal archivist. He worked as a news presenter at the Accra-based radio station Joy FM of the Multimedia Group Limited.
Sackey was born at Senya Breku in the Awutu Senya District of Ghana but moved to Accra at a very tender age with his parents. He attended the Riis Memorial School for his Elementary and Junior High School Education. Jefferson’s media talent was uncovered at the tender age of 9, where he was featured on the popular kids programme, ‘Children’s Own’ and ‘By the Fire Side’ on GTV.
While in Secondary School, he hosted the Teenage magazine programme, ‘Teen Beat’ in the late nineties. In 1994, he continued his education at one of Ghana’s prestigious high schools, Accra High School. He later enrolled at the Ghana Institute of Journalism where he offered Journalism and later went to the Deutsche Welle TV Training Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Sackey started Journalism in 2005 with TV Africa as a lead News Anchor. He later hosted his own global affairs show ‘JS International Assignment’ which later became ‘Jefferson Sackey Report, a first-class news documentary production going beyond the headlines to tell in-depth stories and from many points of view. The show which started on TV Africa, got syndicated on Joy News, Ghana and other global news channels including Afroglobal Television in Canada.
He served as the Public Relation Officer for Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2007 working closely with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, then the Foreign Minister under the JA Kufuor administration. During the 2007 NPP Primaries, Jefferson released the documentary, “Pushing the Ghanaian and African Agenda” a feature that highlights the diplomatic and international strength of the then candidate Nana Akuffo-Addo.
The two newly appointed Deputy Directors of Communication at the Presidency are expected to work with Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communications, to spearhead information flow from the Office of the President.