Kwasi Kwarteng announced as british Finance Minister.
Kwasi Kwateng, a British politician of Ghanaian descent, has been appointed as the nation’s next minister of finance.
Tuesday saw the announcement from the office of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, that the Secretary for Business and Energy, Kwasi Kwarteng, is now the country’s new Minister of Finance.
Kwasi Kwarteng’s Biography
Born in the London Borough of Waltham Forest in 1975, Kwasi Kwarteng is the sole child of Ghanaian immigrants Alfred Kwarteng and Charlotte Boaitey-Kwarteng, who came to the United kingdom in the 1960s as students.
His mother is a lawyer, while his father is an economist who works for the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Kwarteng began his education at a public elementary school before enrolling in Colet Court, an exclusive prep school in London, where he graduated in 1988 and was awarded the Harrow History Prize.
Kwarteng afterwards enrolled in Eton College, where he received the renowned Newcastle Scholarship award and was a King’s Scholar.
At Trinity College in Cambridge, he studied history and classics, earning firsts in all fields and twice taking home the Browne Medal.
He was a member of the squad that prevailed in the inaugural season of the BBC’s revival of the competition University Challenge in 1995.
He belonged to the University Pitt Club while he was a student at Cambridge and has subsequently come back to see it.