Totobi Quakyi named me ‘Tarzan’ – Dr. Wereko-Brobbey

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volta River Authority, Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobbey has disclosed the person who gave him the nick-name ‘Tarzan’.

According to him, the nickname was given to him by Kofi Totobi Quakyi, former National Security Advisor to Jerry John Rawlings.

“The name ‘Tarzan’ was given to me by my good friend, Totobi Quakyi”, he revealed on Joy fm’s news analysis programme, ‘Nwesfile’ on Saturday.

Profile of Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobbey

Charles Wereko-Brobbey (born 27 March 1953, in Kumasi) is an engineer, politician, diplomat and businessman in Ghana. He was once the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana’s Volta River Authority, then the country’s major power generator and distributor.

Wereko-Brobbey attended St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast and the prestigious Achimota School. He was then educated at the University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom where he was awarded a BSc in Fuel and Combustion Engineering and a PhD in Solar Energy Engineering. He was President of Leeds University Union from 1978 to 1979.

In the mid-1990s, he established Radio Eye, which was Ghana’s first independent radio station – after the government took the station off the air, he was approached by David Ampofo for an interview on the talkshow Time With David, which he agreed to.

He was the chief executive of the Ghana@50 secretariat, responsible for planning Ghana’s 50th Jubilee in 2007. After President John Evans Atta Mills, Tarzan, as Wereko-Brobbey is popularly known had to appear before numerous commission of inquiries and courts to answer for his stewardship of the Commission.

Wereko-Brobbey ran for President of Ghana in 2000 as leader of the United Ghana Movement (UGM). He formed the UGM in 1996 after leaving the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He is also the nephew of Victor Owusu a founding father of the NPP.

After the NPP lost power to the NDC in 2012, Wereko-Brobbey came out strongly to advise the party to abandon its legal fight to overturn the Electoral Commission’s verdict in the courts and rather concentrate on winning the 2016 elections.


Source The Ghana Report/Francis Kobena Tandoh

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