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Mustapha Ussif

Mustapha Ussif

Mustapha Ussif is a Ghanaian politician who serves as a Member of Parliament for the Yagaba-Kubori Constituency in the North East Region.

1979

27 September 1979

Early life and education

Born on August 16, 1979, in Tantaala, Northern Region, Ghana, Mustapha Ussif attended Bagabaga Teacher Training College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business and Management from Anglia Ruskin University in 2010. He later obtained a master's degree in Finance and Investment from the University of Gloucestershire in 2011.

2010

27 September 2010

Career

In 2010, Ussif served as an Investment Analyst at Ray and Associates, UK, and during the same year, he also worked as a Freelance Consultant at Action Aid UK.

2013

27 September 2013

Politics

Ussif first entered parliament on January 7, 2013, as a New Patriotic Party member, defeating the incumbent MP Abdul-Rauf Tanko Ibrahim. He represented the Yagaba-Kubori Constituency in the 6th parliament until 2017. However, he was unsuccessful in his reelection bid for the 7th parliament in the 2016 Ghanaian general election, losing to his previous opponent Abdul-Rauf Tanko Ibrahim of the National Democratic Congress. During his time in the 6th parliament, he served on the Mines and Energy Committee and the Standing Orders Committee.

2017

27 September 2017

Executive Director of NSS

In 2017, he was appointed as the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme by President Nana Akufo-Addo during his first term in office.

2021

27 September 2021

Minister of Youth and Sports

After reclaiming the Yagaba-Kubori Constituency seat in 2020, Ussif was nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo on January 21, 2021, to become the Minister of Youth and Sports during his second term. Following successful vetting in the Parliament of Ghana, he was sworn into office on March 5, 2021, along with 27 other minister-designates at the Jubilee House, Accra.
 

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