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Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin

Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin

Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin is a Ghanaian politician who is the current Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana

1957

Early life and Education
03 July 1957

Early life and Education

Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, born in 1957, is a Dagaaba-ethnic Dagaaba native of Sombo, Ghana. He received education at Wa Secondary School and Tamale Secondary School, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in law and English. He later earned bar admission and an Executive Masters in Governance and Leadership from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

1982

Career
07 July 1982

Career

From 1980 to 1982, Bagbin served as the Bureau of Statistics and Statistical Service's temporary Secretary to the Statistical Service Board. Between 1982 and 1983, he served as personnel manager for the former State Hotels Corporation, which included the Ambassador and Continental Hotels. After that time, he moved to Libya to start teaching English at the Suk Juma Secondary School in Tripoli.

1986

Akyem Chambers
02 July 1986

Akyem Chambers

Bagbin joined Akyem Chambers in 1986, becoming a partner. He served as an attorney for the Nii Ngleshie royal family and the Credit Union Association of Ghana. He left in 1993 to become a partner at the Law Trust Corporation.

1992

 NDC
01 July 1992

NDC

Bagbin, a NDC member, was elected in 1992 and represented Nadowli West Constituency. He announced his presidential candidacy in 2008 but never ran.

2012

Minister
04 July 2012

Minister

Minister for Water Resources, Works, and Housing appointed by President Mills, Majority Leader of Parliament, succeeded Benjamin Kunbuor as Minister of Defense, and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

2020

Speaker of Parliament
01 July 2020

Speaker of Parliament

Bagbin became the 8th Parliament Speaker in Ghana, sworn in on January 7, 2021, after being nominated by the National Democratic Congress and defeating incumbent Mike Oquaye.

2023

Personal life
05 July 2023

Personal life

Bagbin is married to Alice Adjua Yornas Bagbin, UNICEF Programme Officer, a Roman Catholic.


 

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