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Haruna Iddrisu

Haruna Iddrisu

Haruna Iddrisu is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician who is a member of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing Tamale South.

1970

Early life and Education
30 June 1970

Early life and Education

Haruna Iddrisu was born in Tamale, His early schooling started at Kulikuli School. Between 1993 and 1997, Iddrisu attended the University of Ghana, where he graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Sociology.During his senior year, he served as President of the National Union of Ghana Students and was prominent in student politics. Iddrisu has been a member of the Ghana Bar Association since 2002 and is also a barrister.

2002

Political Career
03 July 2002

Political Career

Iddrisu shifted into mainstream national politics during his time in higher education after serving as a student leader for several years. He eventually attained the position of National Youth Organizer for the National Democratic Congress in 2002. Even while serving as Minister of Communications, he kept that job for eight years before resigning in 2010 and declining to run for office again.

2004

Member of Parliament
06 July 2004

Member of Parliament

He ran for MP in the then-newly created Tamale South constituency in the 2004 legislative election In the fourth Parliament, while the National Democratic Congress, his party, was in opposition, Iddrisu served as the Minority Spokesman on Communications as well as the Ranking Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Communications.

2013

Minister of State
02 July 2013

Minister of State

He has held a number of positions in the government, including Minister for Trade from 2013 to 2014 and Minister for Communications under the Mills and Mahama administrations. In July 2014, President Mahama appointed him to the position of Minister for Employment and Labor Relations.

2017

Employment and Labour Relations
03 July 2017

Employment and Labour Relations

He served as Minister of Employment and Labour Relations under President John Dramani Mahama from 2013 to 2017. During his tenure, he worked on various labor-related issues, including negotiations with labor unions and addressing concerns related to employment and workers' rights.

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