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Samuel Atta Akyea

Samuel Atta Akyea

This is the timeline of the member of Parliament for Abuakwa South Constituency

20August
1962
20 August 1962

Birth

Samuel Atta Akyea was born on the 20th of August, 1962, in Kyebi, Ghana.

24October
1989
24 October 1989

Educational Background

Atta Akyea's journey into the world of law began with his education at the University of Ghana, Legon, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Philosophy in 1989. Subsequently, he pursued further legal education and obtained his practicing license from the Ghana School of Law in 1993. These educational achievements laid the foundation for his successful legal career.

21November
1995
21 November 1995

Legal Career

After completing his legal studies, Samuel Atta Akyea embarked on a career in law. He initially worked as a state attorney at the Attorney General's Department, where he gained valuable experience in public law and legal proceedings. Later, he transitioned into the private sector, joining the prestigious law firm Akufo-Addo Prempeh & Co in Accra. In 1995, he became a partner at Zoe Akyea & Co, another prominent private law firm. He continued to make significant contributions to the legal field during his fourteen-year tenure at the firm.

15December
2008
15 December 2008

Political Journey

Atta Akyea's political journey began in 2008 when he decided to contest the parliamentary seat for the Abuakwa South constituency. This constituency had been represented by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who stepped down to focus on his presidential ambitions. Atta Akyea faced competition from two other aspirants: Sammy Osei of the National Democratic Congress and Nana Addo Aikins, an independent candidate. In a resounding victory, he secured 75.3% of the valid votes cast, establishing himself as the Member of Parliament for the constituency.

15December
2012
15 December 2012

Subsequent victories 

His political career continued to flourish, as he successfully defended his parliamentary seat in the 2012 and 2016 elections. During this tenure in parliament, Atta Akyea served on various committees, including the Finance, Public Accounts, Judiciary, and Appointments Committees of Parliament.

18January
2017
18 January 2017

Ministerial Appointment

In January 2017, President Akufo-Addo nominated Samuel Atta Akyea to be the Minister for Works and Housing as part of his second batch of ministerial designates. Although there were initial concerns about his relevant experience in the housing sector, his track record for building strong institutions and enforcing constitutional provisions was seen as a valuable asset. During his vetting by the Appointments Committee, he expressed his vision for the ministry and promised to complete all housing projects initiated by the previous administration. His appointment was confirmed, and he was sworn in, along with other ministers, in February 2017.

24December
2018
24 December 2018

Recognition

His commitment to honesty, integrity, and accountability in public service earned him recognition at the 28th West African Nobles Conference and Awards in Accra. The West African Nobles Forum (WANF) presented him with an award for preserving these virtues, underscoring his dedication to public service and ethical conduct.

15December
2020
15 December 2020

2020 election 

In the 2020 Ghanaian general election, Samuel Atta Akyea secured victory in the Abuakwa South Constituency parliamentary seat with 29,897 votes, constituting 75.7% of the total votes cast. The NDC parliamentary candidate, Sanusi Mohammed, garnered 7,740 votes, making up 19.6% of the total votes, while the GUM parliamentary candidate, Banning-Peprah Felix, received 957 votes, accounting for 2.4% of the total votes. Additionally, the Independent parliamentary candidate, Marfo Enock Kwame, secured 905 votes, representing 2.3% of the total votes cast.

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