What does Cecilla Dapaah’s husband Daniel Osei-Kuffour do for a living and how many kids does she have? Details on the politician’s spouse and children.
When news of the money heist in the house of the former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources Cecilia Dapaah, involving millions of US dollars, several hundred thousand euros and cedis broke, the charge sheet contained items belonging to the husband, Daniel Osei Kufour that were also stolen.
The charge sheet recorded six sets of men suit valued at $3,000.00 – the property of Daniel Osei Kufour that have been stolen by the suspects now facing charges in court.
The Minister yesterday resigned from her position. She has also disputed the figures on the charge sheet, but hasn’t provided any different figures yet.
In the wake of this news making wave in Ghana, many are curious to know more about the MP’s husband and children. Read on for more about her family and personal life.
Who is Cecillia Dapaah married to?
The Ghanaina politician (real name: Cecilia Abena Dapaah) was born on 27 November 1954, in Mpasatia in the Ashanti Region.
Details about her parents and siblings are unknown to the media.
She attended the University of Ghana, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and linguistics in 1979. She holds a certificate in leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a postgraduate certificate in International Development Studies from the University of Oslo.
She is a member of the New Patriotic Party and a former Member of Parliament for the Bantama constituency.
She served as the deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, and Minister for Aviation and Santitation and Water Resources respectively.
Dapaah was a development worker by profession and a special assistant to President John Kufour. In 2001, she was appointed the chairperson of the Board of Ghana Cocoa Processing Company. She was moved from the board in 2005, and made the deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing. In 2007, she was made a substantive minister till the end of the John Kufour administration in 2008.
Dapaah’s political career spans over a decade since 2001 when she started working for former president John Agyekum Kufour. And along her career, she’s always had the support of her spouse.
So, who is Cecilla Dapaah’s husband? Ghanaian politician Cecillia Dapaah has been married to a man named Daniel Osei-Kufour. How they met, when they tied the knot, as well as details about their marriage have been kept zipped.
Cecilia and Daniel have been married for over decades and remained private about their personal life until 2023 when their househelps stole millions of dollars from their house.
Who is Daniel Osei Kufour and what does he do for a living?
Mr Daniel Osei Kufour is an accomplished architect of more than 50 years best known as the spouse of Ghanaian politician Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
He was born in the 1950 and believed to be in his early 70s.
He is a Fellow of the Ghana Institute of Architects.
According to his LinkedIn profile, in 1964 he entered the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to study architecture. Three years later, he graduated with a BSc in Architecture. That same year, 1967, he continued his graduate studies at the KNUST and obtained an MSc in Architecture in 1969 – some 56 years ago.
He started an artchiteural and consulting firm called Daniel Osei-Kufour, Sohne and Partners in 1978, together with his friend, per Ghana Business News. The firm is one of the notable architectural entities in the country. They’ve worked on religious buildings, health projects and Embassy buildings around the country.
Among some of the notable projects the firm has worked on include the Silver Star building at the Airport City in Accra, the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The Chinese Embassy, new Chancellery Block in Accra, the Russian Embassy in Accra, Tamale Teaching Hospital, and they did some work on the Danish Embassy in Accra.
The firm among others, also did the sketch design, working drawings and supervision of the GCB Headquarters, High Street, Accra, according to information on the firm’s website.
What is Cecilia Dapaah’s husband net worth? Although there are no confirmed reports about Daniel Osei Kufour’s net worth, he is estimated to be worth at least $5 million. He acrrued his fortune from his long years of working as an architect and owning a consulting firm, Daniel Osei-Kufour, Sohne and Partners.
How many children does Cecilia Dapaah have?
Cecilia Dapaah and her husband Osei-Kufour are parents to one child. They have a daughter.
Just like her husband, their daughter has lived a private life and as of today, nothing is known about her. Her name, what she does for a living, where she attended school, and more are yet to known to Ghanaians.
What actually happened to Cecillia Dapaah?
Two house helps working for Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the now resigned Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, and her husband, Mr. Daniel Osei Kuffour are facing charges at an Accra Circuit Court, for allegedly stealing monies and items worth millions of cedis from the couple’s residence at Abelemkpe in Accra.
Graphic reports that the accused individuals are 18-year-old Patience Botwe also known as Maabena and 30-year-old Sarah Agyei, and they have been charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and five counts of stealing.
The alleged thefts occurred between July and October 2022.
During this period, the house helps allegedly stole personal effects belonging to Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, including assorted clothes valued at GH¢95,000, handbags, perfumes, and jewellery worth US$95,000.
Additionally, Ms. Botwe is accused of stealing six pieces of Kente cloth worth GH¢90,000 and six sets of men’s suits valued at US$3,000, which belong to the minister’s husband.
Furthermore, three other individuals, identified as Ms. Botwe’s current and former boyfriends and her father, are also facing charges for allegedly being involved in the crime. They have been respectively charged with dishonestly receiving GH¢1 million, GH¢180,000, and GH¢50,000.
According to court proceedings, the stolen monies and items belonged to Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah and her husband, taken from their bedroom in their residence.
The accused individuals were arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Susana Ekuful, on Thursday, July 20, 2023. However, their pleas have not been taken yet.
The court granted bail to Sarah Agyei in the sum of GH¢1 million with two sureties. The sureties are required to deposit their Ghana cards with the court’s registrar. The bail conditions are subject to review by the substantive judge, as Susana Ekuful was serving as a relief judge.
On the other hand, Ms. Botwe, along with her alleged boyfriends and father, have been remanded into lawful custody.
The complainants reported the theft case to the police in June 2023 after discovering the missing cash and personal effects. Ms. Botwe was caught red-handed entering the couple’s room with a duplicate key, leading to her arrest.
Further investigations revealed that Patience, with the help of her alleged accomplice Sarah, had hidden the stolen money and used it to purchase properties and expensive items.
The case is adjourned to August 2, 2023, as the court continues its proceedings to determine the fate of the accused individuals. (For more about her stolen properties, click here)