Hon. Kwasi Etu-Bonde, is the Honourable Member of Parliament of Ghana for Kintampo North Constituency since January 2017. He is an Agribusiness and Local Economy Development Consultant by profession.
His former role as the Agribusiness and Rural Development Advisor at Sustenance Agro Ventures and SKY-3 Investments Ltd involved leading the businesses in their agricultural inputs and mechanization services; produce processing, storage and marketing linkages; plantation development & management and general agribusiness consultancy. Their main clients were Ministry of Agriculture (MoFA/IFAD) Root and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme (RTIMP), as Value Chain Technical Service Provider; German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), as Local Expert for mid-Ghana Mango Agribusiness Development Manager; BUSAC Fund, Mid-Ghana Commercial Mango Growers Association (COMANGA), International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Food & Business Applied Research Fund-Netherlands, SKY-3 Out-growers Cooperative etc.
The World Bank and her partners in their Development Marketplace 2008 Competition themed ‘Sustainable Agriculture for Development’ selected his concept on how to Link Small-Scale Farmers to Input-Output Markets. His proposal titled ‘Ghanaian Sustainable Mango Value Chain Industry’ was selected by them as one of the 100 Finalists Worldwide.
Through innovation, quality leadership and hard work, he was adjudged the first Regional Best Mango Farmer for Brong Ahafo in 2008, National Best Mango Farmer for Ghana in 2011 which qualified him to be an active member of National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners Association of Ghana (NFFAWAG) and the overall Kintampo North Municipal Best Farmer in 2012.
Kwasi Etu-Bonde was an Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development Lecturer at Methodist University College’s Faculty of Agriculture-Wenchi for three years (2007 to 2009), and served as Crop Farmers Representative on MoFA/IFAD/AfDB Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) Steering Committee.
Hon. has good entrepreneurial development, communication and inter-personal skills and well-motivated personality with readiness in accepting new challenges.
Current position: MP of Kintampo North & Director, SKY-3 Investments Ltd