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Profile of Benson Tongo Baba, MP for Talensi Constituency

Benson Tongo Baba born September 23 1948 is a Ghanaian politician and member of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing the Talensi Constituency in the Upper East Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.

He obtained a special teacher’s Cert A from the University of Education Winneba and Pusiga Training College,awarded J.S.C from Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College,P.S.C/C.P.A from Ghana Armed Forces and Command Staff and G.I.M.P.A , Chief Executive Program from G.I.M.P.A and an Advanced Management in Prison Administration from Crown Agents Training Centre, U.K.

Constituency: Talensi
Region: Upper East Region
Party: NDC
Occupation/Profession: Varied Profession
Parliamentary Seat: minority
Date of Birth:Septemer 23, 1948
Hometown: Tongo, Upper East Region
Highest Qualification: Certificate in PE, University College of Education
Last Employment:Deputy Director-General pf Ghana Prisons of Ghana Olympic Committee, 1997-2011; MP
Marital Status:Married (with five children)
Religion: Christianity
Votes Obtained: 12,744 votes out of the 31,700 valid votes cast=41.68%. others: Micheal Wombeogo (PNC) 9,200 =29.78%, Wuni Thomas Pearson Duanab (NPP) 8,382=27.13%, John Bosco Ayam (PPP) 248=0.80% and Clinton Nambuligyin bukari (CPP) 187=0.61%.

Sources: Ghanamps.com, parliament.gh

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