Charles Kondi Agba
Charles Kondi Agba (born 26 August 1948) is a Togolese politician who served in the government of Togo from 1999 to 2008. He again served in the government as Minister of Health from 2011 to 2013.
Life and career
Agba was born in Kabou, located in Bassar Prefecture, and studied to become a veterinary doctor. From 1990 to 1999, he was the Togolese ambassador to Senegal, Cape Verde, France, and the Order of Malta, as well as Permanent Representative to UNESCO and the Food and Agriculture Organization. He was then appointed to the government as Minister of Health in June 1999. He was moved to the post of Minister of Agriculture and Research on 5 July 2002, then to the post of Minister of Higher Education and Research on 29 July 2003. As of 2004, he was also President of the Togolese National Commission for UNESCO. On 20 June 2005, he was promoted to the position of Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fishing; he was instead appointed as Minister of State for Health on 20 September 2006.
In the October 2007 parliamentary election, Agba was the first candidate on the candidate list of the Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) in Lomé, the capital. He won the last of the five available seats, becoming the only RPT candidate to be elected in Lomé; he remained in the government that was formed after the election, however, and continued to serve as Minister of State for Health until 15 September 2008, when he was dismissed from the government.
Agba was again appointed to the government as Minister of Health in June 2011. He remained in that post until he was dismissed from the government on 17 September 2013.
- Profiles of Togolese government ministers, etiame.com (French).
- Charles Kondi Agba, Le commandant de Cercle à Bassar (2002), Editions Haho (French).
- Page on Agba at unesco.org (French).
- Directory of the 192 National Commissions for UNESCO (in French alphabetical order), 2004.
- List of governments of Togo, IZF.net (French).
- List of candidates in Lomé Commune, CENI website (French).
- Text of Constitutional Court decision (final election results), 30 October 2007 (French).
- "Composition du nouveau gouvernement rendue publique dans l’après midi du 15 septembre 2008 par le ministre d’Etat, ministre de l’Administration territoriale, de la décentralisation et des collectivités locales, porte-parole du gouvernement, Pascal Bodjona", Togoforum.com (French).
- "Togo: un nouveau gouvernement boycotté par l'opposition", AFP, 18 September 2013 (French).