Alban Bagbin Biography: All you need to know about the new Speaker of Parliament

Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin is a Ghanaian politician who was elected as the Speaker of Parliament of The Republic of Ghana yesterday.

Age

He was born on the 24th of September 1957 Sombo in the  Upper West Region of Ghana. He is 63 years old as of the year 2021.

Background

He hails from Sombo in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

Education

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and English at the University of Ghana in the  year 1980.

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He proceeded to the Ghana School of Law at Makola in Accra after which he was called to the bar in 1982.

Politics

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

Bagbin is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and represents the Nadowli West Constituency from the Upper West Region.

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.

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Following a cabinet reshuffle in January 2010, he was appointed Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing by President Mills.

Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin
Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin

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.

He served as 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. On January 7, 2021 He was elected Speaker of 8th Parliament of the fourth republic.

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