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Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak

Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak

This is the timeline of the member of parliament for Asawase Constituency 

1971

17 October 1971

Birth 

Born on Sunday, October 17, 1971, Muntaka's roots can be traced to Akuse in the Eastern Region of Ghana, with his parents originating from the northern town of Kumbungu.

1987

13 August 1987

Education 

Muntaka pursued his education at various stages, starting with his Common Entrance exam in 1987. He continued his academic journey, obtaining a B.Sc in Agriculture Economics in the year 2000, followed by an MSc in Development Policy and Planning in 2004, both from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

1990

16 October 1990

Career 

Alhaji Mubarak Muntaka is a development planner by profession and has a substantial background in research. He previously served as the Head of Research at Adwumapa Buyers Ltd in Kumasi, a well-known cocoa-buying company.

2005

15 December 2005

Member of Parliament

Muntaka's political journey began in 2005 when he first entered the Parliament of Ghana on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He achieved this feat by winning a by-election in the Asawase constituency with a substantial majority of 11,142 votes, replacing the late Dr. Gibril Adamu Mohammed, also of the NDC, who had won the seat in December 2004 with a majority of 4,474 votes. His impressive victory in the by-election was acknowledged by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, which deemed it "fair and transparent, but not free from fear."

2008

15 December 2008

Re-election 

 Muntaka retained his seat in the parliamentary election held in December 2008, proving his popularity and credibility among the constituents. Muntaka also secured victories in subsequent elections (2012, 2016, and 2020), representing the Asawase constituency.

2009

08 January 2009

Minister for Youth and Sports

In January 2009, Muntaka was appointed as the Minister for Youth and Sports in the Ghanaian government by President John Evans Atta Mills. His youthfulness and enthusiasm were well-received by the National Youth Council. However, his tenure as Minister was not without controversies. He was asked to proceed on leave while allegations of corruption were investigated, and he ultimately resigned from the government after President Mills accepted the findings of the investigating committee. His resignation led to the appointment of Dr. Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo as his successor.

2023

17 May 2023

Recent Developments

In May 2023, Muntaka was once again retained as the National Democratic Congress parliamentary representative for the Asawase Constituency. He emerged victorious in the NDC 2023 primaries, securing 1,063 votes against his opponent, Masawudu Mubarick, who garnered 735 votes.
 

 

2024

02 October 2024

Committees

Throughout his parliamentary career, Muntaka has been an active participant in various parliamentary committees, including the House Committee, the Appointments Committee, the Standing Orders Committee, the Health Committee, the Mines and Energy Committee, the Business Committee, and the Committee of Selection Committee. 

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