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Profile Of Stephen Yakubu, The Upper East Regional Minister.

Stephen Yakubu is a Ghanaian politician and was a member of Parliament for Binduri constituency in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He is currently the Upper East Regional Minister and also the Chairman of Regional Security Council.

Early Life and Education

Stephen Yakubu who was born on May 25, 1966 at Gotisaliga – Binduri in the Upper East Region also hails from the same farming community in the Binduri district of Upper East region. He obtained a BSc in Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a Postgraduate diploma in Information Systems from Thames Valley University Slough, UK.

Political life

Yakubu is a member of the New Patriotic Party(NPP). During the 2008 general elections, Mr. Yakubu contested the Binduri seat which had always been won by the National Democratic Congress, on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.

He became the first NPP candidate to have broken the monopoly of NDC in the constituency by winning the seat with 9,103 votes out of the 18,050 valid votes cast which amounts to 50.43% of all valid votes.

He was sworn-in as a Member of Parliament of the 5th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana, representing the people of Binduri Constituency on the 7th of January 2009 to the 6th of January 2013.

He was later appointed as a Coordinator for settler communities leading to the 2016 elections, where he and others were tasked to take care of eighteen (18) settler communities, where the party had not been performing well.

They successfully achieved their mandate by snatching new seats in parliament as well as appreciation in the Presidential votes across the eighteen (18) constituencies.

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As a way of appreciating his effort, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in July 2017 appointed him as Ghana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco.

The former Member of Parliament for Binduri was again nominated in January 2021 by President Akufo-Addo to head the Upper East Region.

Mr. Yakubu who was a one-term MP, served in various roles in Parliament and outside of it.

Personal life

He is a Christian and worships with an Adventist church. He is married with one child.

Career

He is into Development Planning, Architecture, and Quantity Surveyors.

Sources:

Wikipedia

A1Radioonline

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