Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is 53 years old. She is a product of the University of Ghana Business School, University of Westminster, London, Ghana Institute of Journalism, GIMPA and Pitman Central College. She holds an Executive MBA (Project Management option), an MA in Public communication, Certificate in Marketing Management, and a Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising.
Before entering frontline politics, she run a successful Marketing Communications Company, and was a consultant for the Ministry of Tourism. She has worked in various organizations such as Worldspace Ghana, Divestiture Implementation Committee, Glaxo Group Research and Hodge Recruitment in the area of administration.
In the last NPP administration under President Kufuor, she served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister for Information, and Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry. She is a fourth term legislator who represented the most populous constituency in the country, Weija, for two terms, and is currently in her second term representing the people of Anyaa/Sowutuom.
Between 2009 and 2013, she served as Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, and was also the party’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs. She has also served on the appointments, defense and interior committees of parliament.
Between 2013 and 2017, she was a member of the ECOWAS parliament, and serving as Vice Chair of the on NEPAD & APRM committees. She is also on the Gender and Children’s committee.
She is a mother of two.