Haruna Iddrisu

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Haruna Iddrisu
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Tamale South
Assumed office
Jan 2005
Preceded by First
Minister for Communications
In office
Feb 2009 – Feb 2013
President John Atta Mills
Preceded by Ben Aggrey Ntim
Succeeded by Edward Omane Boamah
Minister for Trade and Industry
Assumed office
Feb 2013
President John Dramani Mahama
Preceded by Hanna Tetteh
Personal details
Born (1970-09-08) September 8, 1970 (age 43)
Tamale, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress
Children 2
Alma mater University of Ghana
Profession Barrister
Religion Islam

Haruna Iddrisu (born 8 September 1970) is the Member of Parliament for Tamale South and the Minister of Trade and Industry in Ghana.

Early life and education[edit]

Haruna Iddrisu was born in 1970 at Tamale, Ghana. Iddrisu studied at the University of Ghana between 1993 and 1997 where he obtained the B.A. (Hons) in Sociology.[1] He was active in student politics and was the President of the National Union of Ghana Students during his final year. Iddrisu is also a barrister and has been a member of the Ghana Bar Association since 2002.[2]


Iddrisu has been the National Youth Organiser for the National Democratic Congress since 2002. He stood for parliament in the 2004 parliamentary election in the newly formed Tamale South constituency.[3] He retained his seat in the 2008 parliamentary election.[4]


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Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Tamale South
2005 – present
Political offices
Preceded by
Ben Aggrey Ntim
Minister for Communication
2009 – 2013
Succeeded by
Edward Omane Boamah
Preceded by
Hanna Tetteh
Minister for Trade and Industry
2013 – present