Edmund Benjamin – Addy Appointed Member of the Governing Body of Methodist College of Education

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It was all joy and full of expectations amongst family, friends, and associates when Addnewsgh sighted an appointment letter indicating that Mr. Edmund Benjamin-Addy a very hardworking, knowledgeable, experienced, and committed member of the Methodist Church, Ghana, has been given the opportunity to bring his enormous expertise to bear on Ghana’s education.

What readily comes to mind after such news is that people will begin to search for who Edmund-Addy is?

The Addnewsgh has through its hardworking news team a brief profile of this young man.

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Mr. Edmund Benjamin-Addy

Mr. Edmund Benjamin-Addy was born to Mr. Michael Benjamin-Addy and Mrs. Ruth Bedu-Addo on Monday 27th March 1978 at the Ussher Fort Maternity Clinic at Palladium in the Greater Accra Region. Edmund had his early childhood years at Mataheko in Accra under the nurturing hands of His grandfather, Mr. Kojo Egyir Nunoo (Paapoo) of blessed memory who taught him the fear of the Lord and inculcated Christian life and principles in him until the age of 18 years when he (Paapoo) was called by the Maker.

Mr. Edmund Benjamin-Addy

He started his education from Confidence School, Mamprobi, through Most Holy Heart Preparatory School, Mataheko, Riis Memorial School, Dansoman, and then to the Institute of Divine Education at Chorkor where he wrote his Form 4 Middle School Leaving Certificate Examination in 1989, gaining him admission to the Kaneshie Bishop’s “1” School, Bubiashie where he sat for his Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). After obtaining distinction, Mr. Benjamin-Addy continued at Methodist High School, Mamfe-Akuapim, and sat for the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Edmund branched to study professional courses with the Institute of Export and Shipping Management where he obtained single subject diplomas in Business Management & Administration, Marketing and Public Relations with the Institute of Commercial Management, United Kingdom. He further enrolled at the Academy of Business Administration (ABA) and successfully passed the Part 1& 2 in Business Administration with the Association of Business Executives (ABE) United Kingdom.

Edmund had his undergraduate education at the Methodist University College Ghana (MUCG) graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Banking and Finance (First Class Honors). He enrolled 2 years later at the same university and successfully completed his master’s degree in finance. He has a postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

Edmund is pursuing MPHIL in Business and Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Edmund served with the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana as a Research Assistant and began a career with the Millennium Development Authority as a Resettlement Officer in 2009. In 2012, Edmund worked briefly with the Black Star Advisors (A venture Capital) as a Financial Analyst, moving on to the Ghana Cooperative Susu Collectors Association (Tier 4 of the Microfinance Sector in Ghana) as the Head of Monitoring and Supervision (A position he held since 2012 until becoming the General Manager of the same place in February 2019).

In November 2021 he joined the Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network as the Training and Programmes Manager and now the Head of Operations and M&E Manager.

He also lectured at the Business School of the African University College of Communications (AUCC) from 2012-2017.

Mr. Benjamin-Addy is a natural leader, problem solver, enthusiastic person, organizer, planner and has extensive senior level management experience. At School he was the Class Prefect, Assistant School Perfect, Chaplain, served for two conservative years as the President for GHAMSU and led the SRC. He was the National President for the Ghana Union of Professional Students, a National Executive Committee Member of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and Chairman for the Council of Elders of the SRC of MUCG.

Edmund has worked in advisory services predominantly for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in financial management, fund sourcing, and other related consultancy services.  In the area of microfinance institution capacity building, Edmund has delivered and supported training in financial Management, Risk Management, Regulation, Customer Service, Customer Retention, and Savings Mobilization Strategy.  He has worked as a consultant in providing capacity building for FinService Consulting and Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network (GHAMFIN) on the Skills Development Fund (SDF) with financial Support from the Government of Ghana.

In the same capacity as a consultant, worked for Adom Consult and IQP Consult (Germany) in providing skills-based training for MFIs. He was also an advanced trainer for the Association under the Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme (RAFiP) of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) with the Ministry of Finance, Ghana. He is currently a lead Facilitator for the Board and Management certification for Non-Bank Financial Institutions under GHAMFIN/SPFIC programme and has participated in trainings workshops and conferences both domestic and international.

Edmund started his Sunday School teaching life at the Ebenezer Methodist Church, Bantama-Kumasi shortly after his Confirmation in 1997 where he stayed with his Auntie, Mrs. Effie Sarbah Acquah. He continued at the Calvary Methodist Church, Adabraka as the Chaplain for the Children’s Ministry and rising to Superintendent for the Accra-North Circuit. He was later elected to the Superintendent Position of the Accra Diocese from 2012-2015.

During the process of the establishment of the Northern Accra Diocese, Edmund was elected as the interim superintendent to facilitate the establishment of the Children’s Ministry of the new Diocese. In 2018, Edmund became the first Diocesan Superintendent of the Northern Accra Diocese (Model Diocese). And in September 2020 rose to the post of the Connnexional Superintendent of the Children’s Ministry of the Methodist Church Ghana.

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