Mr Bless Kwame Darkey is a Chief Budget Analyst, Public Sector Administrator and Project Manager with wide knowledge in Local Governance, public private partnership negotiations, Community Development and Coordination.

He is very interested in small business start ups and micro finance activities.


Global Academy of Finance and Management/Association of Certified Chartered Economists – 2011 to 2012
Activities and Societies: Charity work, Voluntary Services, Development Work, Soccer and Lawn Tennis.
The GAFM International Board of Standards is a TUV Accredited and ISO Certified for Quality and ISO 29990 Certified for Training Standards.
The course relates mostly to one’s ability to estimate the net-benefits of project investments based on the differece between the with-project and without project situations. Whiles financial financial analyses of the project compare costs and benefits to the enterprice, economic analyses compare the costs and benefits to the entire economy.

University of Ghana
MPA, Public Administration – 1999 to 2001
Activities and Societies:
Athletics, University Christian Fellowship, Course Prefect

University of Ghana
BA, Economics with Political Science – 1991 to 1994

Fijai Secondary School, Secondi
GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level(s) Certificate (Business), Business
Activities and Societies:
Athletics, Soccer, School Choir, Drama Society, Class Prefect, Deputy Head Boy


Project Co-ordinator
Project TREE (Tax Revenue for Economic Enhancement) Dec 2017
Project TREE works to increase the sustainability of local tax revenues – through communications, process refinement, legal capacity building and IT – in order to improve the delivery of basic services to citizens.
Project TREE is being carried out from 2017-2021 in 33 selected MMDAs from Central, Western and Ashanti regions of Ghana.

Dean – Consultancy and Advisory Services
Institute of Local Government Studies – June 2016
Responsible for advising and supporting the Director of the Institute in the design and development of relevant policies and programmes for successful provision of consultancy and advisory services by the Institute as well as the pursuit and execution of prospective assignments.

Project Consultant
Ghana Cooperateive Credit Unions Association/ Irish League of Credit UnionsFoundation
Responsible for co-ordinatin the activities of the West Africa Credit Union’s Programme Against Poverty (WACUPP) which covers 4 participating countries namely Ghana, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The project seeks to build the capacity of credit union practitioners which will then enable them to adopt policies that can ensure the inclusion of the vulnerables and non-bankables especially women into the credit union fold through the micor finance concept.

Project Manager – Urban Backup Initiative
Institute of Local Government Studies-April 2011
Co-ordinating activities leading to identifying capacity gaps in the areas of strategic planning, social accountability, municipal investment and strategic leadership of secondary cities and organising training for capacity building.

National Board Chairman
Ghana Cooperative Credit Unions Association-May 2008 Offering policy direction to management for implementation especially in the area of offering efficient and effective services to over 500 Affiliate Credit Unions with over 700,000 Members.

Executive Director
Cyclus Elmina Plastic Recycling Ltd-Nov 2007-Jul 2009
Responsible for the day to day operations of the recycling company – organization of plastic waste collection, recycling and sale of plastic waste scraps to other manufacturing companies across the globe.

Principal Budget Analyst
Komenda Elmina Eguafo Abrem Municipal Assembly-Jan 2000
Was basiscally responsible for budget preparation, monitoring and evaluation and served as a chief financial control advisor to management.