Yaw Frimpong Addo was born on 2nd September, 1962 and hails from Manso Gyeduako in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He is a Christian, loves farming and soccer.
He has an Executive Masters Certificate in Conflict, Peace and Security from 2015 to 2016 at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre in Accra. From 1986 to1990 he was awarded a Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
Mr. Yaw Frimpong Addo is currently the Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture (Crops) and a Member of the 8th Parliament of Ghana after retaining his seat in the last general election of 7th December, 2020. In the 8th Parliament, he is a member of Committee on Poverty Reduction Strategy and, Environment, Science and Technology.
He has been a Member of the 6th and 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic, representing the good people of Manso Adubia Constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He was the Chairman of the Environment, Science and Technology Select Committee and Government Assurance Committee of the 7th Parliament. He was also a member of Special Budget and Government Assurance Committees of the Parliament of Ghana.
He was an active member of the Committee on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs for eight (8) years. In 2015, during the outbreak of the Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) he was part of the committee that toured some affected poultry farms in Greater Accra, Eastern and Ashanti regions to assess the extent of losses, and later came up with a report that recommended among other things the release of emergency funds from the ministry of Finance to support the affected farmers. He was part of the Parliamentary Committee that toured the country to assess the devastating impact of the Fall Army Worms that hit the country in 2017 at the inception of the Planting for Food and Jobs Program and came up with a report.
Prior to becoming a Legislator, Mr. Yaw Frimpong Addo has had over 20 years’ experience in Development Consulting with an in-depth knowledge in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Projects.
He coordinated socio-economic studies for the development of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessmnt report for the four irrigation projects under agriculture component of the Millennium Challenge Account/MiDA projects with SNC LAVALIN of Canada in 2008/2009. Additionally, he developed Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) for all four irrigation projects (Kpong Left Bank, Kpando-Torkor, Golinga and Botanga) under the MCA/MiDA program in the same 2008/2009.
He also conducted feasibility studies for the development of the Affram Basin development project under the MCA/MiDA project with Loius Berger/ Transtech Consult in 2007/2008. In 2009, he conducted Feasibility studies for the expansion of rubber plantation in the Western and Central regions (Ghana Rubber Estates Limited-GREL).
He is a medium scale farmer (Cocoa and Oil palm) in his home village, Manso Gyeduako in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
His passion is to increase high productivity amongst small holder farmers to improve their livelihood.