How did Sammy Gyamfi get rich so quickly?

NDC Communication Director Sammy Gyamfi
NDC Communication Director Sammy Gyamfi via Twitter

The National Democratic Congress’ Sammy Gyamfi has been flayed by re-elected National Youth Organizer George Opare Addo for supporting his opponent in the contest.

Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) threw his support behind Yaw Brogya Genfi who lost to Opare Addo by 25 votes. And it’s that support that incensed George to label the lawyer and communications man “a small boy.”

George Opare Addo fondly called Pablo did not end things there, rather adding that:

“As for this election, it was that Airport Hills small boy I contested not Brogya, I said today I will mention names… I contested and I won. He is a small boy. There is nothing he can match me on, I have lived life well. He is a small boy.”

George Opare Addo alias Pablo; the NDC National Youth Organizer
George Opare Addo alias Pablo; the NDC National Youth Organizer

George Opare-Addo also alluded to culpability in his media interview that “that Airport Hills small boy” needed to explain how he could raise the building he owns at Airport Hills when he was unemployed.

Sammy Gyamfi has stated he would respond in good time.

“@georgeoaddo I committed no crime in supporting @BrogyaGenfi over you in the just-ended NYO elections. If this is the route you want to take, then bring it on. At the right time, you will get a befitting response to all the lies and gibberish you have been spewing since yesterday,” he tweeted.

Gyamfi reckoned the NDC needed a new youth leader to energize the base but the delegates retained Pablo via 533 votes to Brogya’s 508.

Let’s then take a look at the man whose name was on the lips of NPP operatives ahead of the 2020 general election.

Sammy Gyamfi’s Parents

Born to a hotelier and a caterer mum who operated Pinaman’s Kitchen on March 28, 1989, Sammy Gyamfi hails from Wamfie in the Bono region. He was raised in Sunyani and Kumasi. His father ran expensive hotels in Kumasi in the 1990s. His younger brother, Dr. Daniel Gyamfi is a pastor and a professional medical doctor as well as a product of the University of Development Studies’ medical school in 2020.

Sammy Gyamfi (right) with brother Dr. Daniel Gyamfi
Sammy Gyamfi (right) with brother Dr. Daniel Gyamfi

Sammy Gyamfi’s Education

Sammy Gyamfi started his basic education at Living Waters International School and Glad Tidings International School.

He attended St. James Seminary Secondary School in Sunyani for his Senior High School education. He continued to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in the Ashanti Region where he earned his first degree having studied law. He advanced to the Ghana Law School where he took his professional law course getting called to the bar on the Oct. 5, 2018.

Political Journey of Sammy Gyamfi

As a first year student of KNUST, the New Patriotic Party’S (NPP) Tertiary Students Confederacy TESCON group caught his eye with their stimulating debates. However it is reported he suffered discrimination from some members. These would send him in the waiting arms of NDC’s tertiary group known as Tertiary Institution Network (TEIN).

Sammy Gyamfi eventually became president of TEIN-NDC between 2011 and 2012. In 2018, he stood for National Communications Officer during the National Democratic Congress’s national executive elections and won by beating his only contender the then Deputy Communication Director of the Party Fred Agbenyo by 4,000 votes. Of the 9,000 votes cast, he polled 6,225 to defeat Fred Agbenyo.

The same skillset which endears him to some ensured he rose to become the president of the Students Representative Council at the Ghana School of Law.

 Sammy Gyamfi’s Work History

Sammy Gyamfi worked as the Public Relations Officer and spokesperson for Kojo Bonsu, the Mayor of Kumasi from 2012 to 2016 generating quite the buzz.

He also served as the Communication Director of Ibrahim Mahama’s Exton Cubic Mining Group before taking up his NDC job.

It’s reported as at 2014, Sammy Gyamfi owned Plush Lounge Bar & Grill at KNUST – Jubilee Mall, 2nd Floor making substantial amount in revenue.

So back to George Opare-Addo’s agist rant on how Sammy Gyamfi could finance a home at Airport Hills? Could it be with support from his parents or inheritance? Could it be from his own savings having worked for a mayor and a business magnate? Or could it be from legal fees, consulting or representing victorious clients? As things stand the 33-year-old father of one has served notice he would give a response to the allegations. We wait!

by michael eli dokosi/

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