OUR TEAM AND FELLOWS

ILAPI won the 2017 Africa Think Tank Shark Tank Award in South Africa.

 

MISSION                            

To provide innovative economic research and pensive multidisciplinary public policy advocacy through intellectually inspired leadership to help create freedom and prosperity for a free society.    

 

OUR TEAM     

 

PETER BISMARK KWOFIE

CEO/Founding President.

Peter is a think tank Development expert. He Studied at the Presbyterian college of Education, Akropong Akwapem. A graduate from the University of Education Winneba, with a Bachelor's of Education. He was among the 25 selected young Africans for the Young African Scholars Colloquium in Kenya. Served as academic head of a number of schools in Ghana. Holds a certificate in Think Tanking and Fundraising from the Atlas Network, and a graduate from the Atlas Leadership Academy, USA. Former Director of the Bismann College and Marketing Manager of the Builders of Today Associates. Mentored a number of young individuals across sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship and liberal advocacy. A co-founder of a number of pro-liberty organization; that includes, Center for Economic Freedom and Legal Awareness in Gambia, Young Africans for Opportunity, CEBSAR and Fakye Foundation.  Bismark won the 2017 Africa Think Tank Shark Tank AWARD in South Africa, organized by Atlas Network of USA beating unknown number of organizations in Africa. He was featured in the 2018 World Freedom Champion Magazine in the USA.  He is currently studying Mphil in Human Rights, Conflict and Peace Studies at the University of Education, Winneba.

 

            Evans   Badu-Boampong.

Vice-President/Director of Research.

Evans Badu Boampong is a graduate with BSC. In Applied Biology from the University for Development Studies. He has lectured Biology and Science in a number of schools.  He lecturers at Dasein Practical School and Brains College all in Accra. An Examiner with West African Examination Council in Ghana and a secretary to Tema Young Entrepreneurs. He is a graduate of Atlas Leadership Academy, Washington - USA. He is a speaker for several conferences on Entrepreneurship, Freedom, and Health. One of which was the Africa Journalist for Liberty conference, 2017 edition. He is a social commentator and have interest in public policy, health and scientific innovation.                

 

  Albert Kobina Mensah

Senior Research Fellow & Second Vice-President   

  He is a PhD Fellow (Soil and Environmental Remediation) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholar at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Albert had his M.Sc. (Water Resources Management), Kenyatta University, Nairobi, in Kenya. He studied B.Sc. (Agricultural Science) at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He was a Research Scientist at the Soil Science Department of the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. He also taught as an Integrated Science Teacher at Holy Child School in Cape Coast and served as an Assistant Examiner with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) between 2013 to 2014. His areas of research are watershed management and policies, soil arsenic pollution and remediation options, soil reclamation, environmental impacts of gold mining, soil fertility management, water resources, and environmental sustainability. Albert has a number of scholarly papers to in peer reviewed journals to his credit. He is also the Executive Director of Center for Better Society Advocacy and Research (CEBSAR-AFRICA), an anti-corruption organization in Ghana Albert is an advocate of better society and writes on social issues, need for good governance, leadership, and anti-corruption in Ghana.

 

Patrick Abankwa Baah

Financial Analyst.

He is a chartered banker with emphasis on investment and cash management. He had his undergraduate course in sociology at the University of Ghana and a Masters Degree in Business Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Baah is the author of the book: Not the Best, Not the worst. He is also into youth development and have love for student entrepreneurship.        

 

Mr.  Isaac Kojo Annan Yalley

Monetary Economist

He currently works with Kaiser Global Health limited as the Chief Finance officer. Isaac holds Diploma in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Bachelors degree in biblical studies from American Bible university, Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered  accountants (ICAG), holds diploma in chartered treasury and risk management from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAG), Associate member of certified chartered Economists  (Monetary Economics option). Isaac Kojo Annan Yalley  is currently  Pursuing Msc. Economics (Monetary Economics option) at the  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Investment and stock trading course at Ghana Stock Exchange and Masters Degree in Divinity at American Bible University.  

 

Mr. Peter Ofori  - Nuamah

Financial Management Consultant

He is a celebrated certified chartered accountant and executive in business management and accounting with an unparalleled history of success spanning over 20 years in finance, program management and operations in international economic development for global multi-million dollars organizations.

Mr. Ofori holds Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the World Quant University – New Orleans, USA and had his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, at the Maryland University College –Adelphi.  Also at the University of Professional Studies – Accra, Ghana, he is an alumnus of the  Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA): The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), England. -1990. Mr. Ofori holds Certificate in Public Housing Accounting, Community Development Budget & Finance, and Certificate in NetWare Administration & Engineering, Government Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative Certification (DOD) and a Diploma in Corporate Accounting from the National Career Institution – Chicago.

Mr. Ofori was the former Director, Business and Economic Development Finance at the Department of Housing And Community Development Washington Dc. He was transferred with promotion to provide insight, leadership, direction for the future economic growth of the capital city, Washington DC, headed the Mayor’s city gateway projects and affordable housing development in the District of Columbia. Managed and supervised the Office of Economic Development (DHCD) budget of over $450 million annually and fifty (50) professional economics and financial staffs. He served as a subject matter expert for legal and compliance issues regarding contractual and procurement obligations.

He was the former, Manager, Finance and Administrator at the Navy Exchange Command, National Navy Medical Center, Bethesda  MD, and the former Chief Treasury Officer  at Controller And Accountant General’s Department- Ghana National Treasury, Accra, Ghana.

Again, Mr. Ofori, was the Senior Program Management Lead from  2003 – 2006 of the CHF  International/United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF (2001), Lafto Project, Ethiopia  and a, Grants and Contracts Consultant from 2005- 2010 of the American Council on Education Washington DC by Providing compliance advice on FAR and USAID rules and regulations on contracts and cooperative agreements, grant tracking system design and deployment, financial statement preparation, and budgeting.  He was the Finance and Contracts Management Consultant at NEPAD/ Ghana School Feeding Program, Accra, Ghana.  He setup the financial and contract management system for the first phase of the Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) involving 138 schools in eighteen Districts in Ghana. He designed and implemented financial analysis and metrics-based forecasting system allowing real-time fact-based decision-making for the feeding program.

Mr. Ofori is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) – Ghana, Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), England and National Association of Federated Tax Prepares, USA.  

He won the Associate of the Year Award Department of The Navy (Exchange) – 1994, Bingham Award and Certificate of Appreciation, US Department of Navy Exchange Command – 1994-95and emerged the winner of the Certificate of Commendation for Excellence, District of Columbia Government – 1999-2000.

 

 

    REV. DR. PAUL ANTHONY

Studied at the southern Ghana Bible College and at the Indiana Bible college Gary, Indiana (USA). Founder and Senior Pastor of Revival Assembly of God and Peace Assembly of God for seven years. Embarked on missions for twelve years in the United States Of America (USA) served as a Secretary General of an NGO: (COMPASSION EXPLOSION in Côte D’ivoire).  Author, Writer and Instructor of the Word of God. Lectured in Kenneth Bornking Faith Ministry (K.B.F.M) University (Côte D’ivoire) Mount Olivet Bible College (Ghana); Dominion Chapel Bible College (Côte D’ivoire), and currently the general overseer of Gospel Impact Tabernacle in Tema.  Appeared on a T.V Network - Channel 38, a religious broadcasting Network which is viewed all over the United States to conduct National Prayer, initiated by President Bill Clinton while in the United States.         

 

    DR. KOFI ASARE

  He is a Wholistic Wellness Consultant, Master Herbalist, Iridologist, Pranic Healer Nutritional Healer and Environmental Health Advocate, and the CEO of Pamahealth Company Limited. He is the author of the bestselling book – “Chosen To Heal”. He has lectured certification classes in Ghana, the United States of America, Malawi and Malaysia. Taught at the College of West Africa in Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Asare is a youth and adult counselor; he uses what he calls the African version of modern Psychotherapy. He is an ardent Pan–Africanist in the universal humanistic sense of the values. He says the wholistic way to show love for humanity is to love and respect oneself first.

                                                          

 

                 FELLOWS

 

CHRISTIAN ATUM                                                -  Masters Degree

ERIC OWUSU                                                       -  Masters Degree

KINGSLEY MENSAH                                              -   Bsc

JONAS BOYE-NARH                                               -   Masters Dgree

BELINDER ODEK                                                     -   BA

NATHANIEL DWAMENA                                           -  Bsc

YAKUBU HARUNA                                                   -   Masters Degree

FELIX YAW ADJEI                                                    -    B.ed

ANDY HONYADZI                                                    -    Journalism

DANSO ABIAM                                                        -    Journalism

KWABENA AWUAH NTI                                          -    Bsc

BABARINDE KAYODE                                               -   Masters Degree

NYARKO ALEXANDER                                               -   Masters Degree

ABDUL RAHMAN D. SARPONG                                 - Bsc                                                             

 

    BOARD  

MR. REXFORD BERIMA

DARKO-AGYEKUM

LAWYER MATHIAS YARKAH MR.

SAMUEL SARPONG EMMANUEL AFOAKWAH                    

 

  The ILAPI is a member of the Economic Freedom Network, which measures the levels of economic freedom  in 159 countries and publishes the Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report.                                                                

 

QUOTE                                                      

Liberal principles must be at the root of Africa’s economy to create intra-trade, competition and prosperity. This is the only way Africa’s democratic beings would prosper. Having all the resources with the wrong ideology creates a stunted economy and poverty.  Peter Bismark   No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.” —Adam Smith      

 

  TESTIMONY: It seems ILAPI does a lot of thinking in it works. You have everything to make the world a better please. A great organization we must protect. ILAPI is big.    

Mrs. Rhona Le Roux (IRR-South Africa)