Biography of the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of Ghana, Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin

Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin (born 24 September 1957) is a Ghanaian politician who is currently the Speaker of Parliament of The Republic of Ghana.

He hails from the Upper West Region of Ghana and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and English at the University of Ghana in 1980.

He proceeded to the Ghana School of Law at Makola in Accra after which he was called to the bar in 1982. Bagbin is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and represents the Nadowli West Constituency from the Upper West Region.

He was elected into Parliament during the 1992 Ghanaian General Elections.

He has been the Member of Parliament for Nadowli West constituency in the Upper West Region of Ghana in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th parliaments of the 4th republic of Ghana.

Bagbin announced his intentions to run for president in 2008 on the NDC ticket, but he never stood for the primaries.

He became the Majority Leader in the Ghanaian parliament in 2009. Following a cabinet reshuffle in January 2010, he was appointed Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing by President Mills.

He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana government until February 2013 when Hanny-Sherry Ayittey took over the position.

He has also been confirmed as Majority Leader of Parliament under President Mahama’s tenure of office, he succeeded Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor who was appointed as the Minister of Defense.

Bagbin is the speaker of the 8th parliament of the Republic of Ghana. He was sworn in on January 7, 2021, after a well-drawn out context after he was nominated by members of parliament of the Republic of Ghana on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.

Source: Wikipedia

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