British-Born Ghanaian Appointed UK’s First Black Finance Minister, Meet Kwasi Kwarteng

On September 6 2022, Kwasi Kwarteng, an African Man from Ghana who is a UK-born Ghanaian lawmaker was appointed the first Black Finance Minister in Britain Kwarteng’s elevation as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer was announced by the office of Britain’s new prime minister.


The act of honor was express through a tweet post by the University of Cambridge alumnus.

British-born Ghanaian politician, Kwasi Kwarteng, has been appointed the first Black Finance Minister in Britain, otherwise known as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer. The elevation of the Harvard-trained legislator was announced on September 6 by the office of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss.

Before this new role, Rt Hon Kwarteng served as the Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. He previously served as Minister of State of the same Department.


The University of Cambridge alumnus was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union from November 16, 2018, to July 14, 2019.

Also sharing the goodnews on Twitter, kwasi wrote;

”The honour of a lifetime to be appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer by our new Prime Minister, @trussliz. This evening, we’ve been finalising our package of urgent support to help with energy bills, with an announcement this week,”



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