Haruna Iddrisu

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Hon.
Haruna Iddrisu
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Tamale South
Incumbent
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
In office
Feb 2013 – 16 July 2014
President John Dramani Mahama
Preceded by Hanna Tetteh
Succeeded by Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
Minister for Employment and Labour Relations
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 July 2014
President John Dramani Mahama
Preceded by Nii Armah Ashitey (MP)
Personal details
Born (1970-09-08) September 8, 1970 (age 44)
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 Ministry for Employment and Labour Relations 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]

Politics[edit]

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] He has held various positions in government, including Minister for Communications under the Mills and Mahama governments as well as Minister for Trade between 2013 and 2014. He was appointed the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations by President Mahama in July 2014.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. Iddrisu Haruna". Parliament of Ghana. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hon Haruna Iddrisu - Minister for Communications". Government of Ghana. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Parliamentary Results Tamale South (Northern Region)". Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Parliamentary Results Tamale-South (Northern Region)". Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ministerial reshuffle: Spio rejoins gov't". Ghanaweb.com. Ghana Home Page. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
First
Member of Parliament for Tamale South
2005 – present
Incumbent
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 – 2014
Succeeded by
Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
Preceded by
Nii Armah Ashitey
Minister for Employment and Labour Relations
2014 – present
Incumbent