Alban Bagbin

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Hon.
Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin
Member of Parliament
for Nadowli West
Assumed office
2005
Preceded by New constituency
Member of Parliament
for Nadowli North
In office
1993–2005
Succeeded by Constituency reconfiguration
Majority 5,593
Minister for Health
Assumed office
Jan 2012
President John Atta Mills
Preceded by Joseph Yieleh Chireh
Personal details
Born (1957-09-24) September 24, 1957 (age 59)
Nationality Ghana Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress
Alma mater University of Ghana
Profession Lawyer
Religion Catholic

Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin (born 24 September 1957) is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana government until February 2013 when Hanny-Sherry Ayittey took over the position. He is also the Member of Parliament for Nadowli West.

Bagbin 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3][4] He has also been confirmed as Majority Leader of Parliament under President Mahama's tenure of office, he succeeds Dr Benjamin Kunbuor who's been appointed as the Minister of Defense[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin (NDC) (Nadowli West)". Upper West » Members Of Parliament » Profile. GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=107211
  3. ^ "President Mills reshuffles Ministers". General News of Monday, 25 January 2010. Ghana Home Page. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Reshuffle Blues: Sena Dansua Heads Sports Ministry.". General News of Tuesday, 26 January 2010. Ghana Home Page. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  5. ^ "Alban Bagbin Confirmed As Majority Leader of Parliament. He is considered as the all time legislature in the democratic history of Ghana". The Accra Report. 

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Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
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MP for Nadowli North
1993 – 2005
Succeeded by
Constituency changed
Preceded by
New constituency
Member of Parliament for Nadowli West
2005 – present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
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Minority Leader
2005 – 2009
Succeeded by
John Tia
Preceded by
Felix Owusu-Adjapong
Majority Leader
2009 – 2010
Succeeded by
Cletus Avoka
Preceded by
Albert Abongo
Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing
2010 – 2012
Succeeded by
Enoch Teye Mensah
Preceded by
Joseph Yieleh Chireh
Minister for Health
2012 – present
Incumbent