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Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

A Profile of a Prominent Ghanaian Politician

1980

Background
11 August 1980

Background

Born on August 11, 1980, in Aveyime-Battor, Ablakwa inherited his father's name, Samuel Awuku Okudzeto, a former lawyer and politician.

1999

Education
19 June 1999

Education

Ablakwa attended the prestigious Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, where he served as the Vice President of the Scripture Union. His enthusiasm for education led him to pursue higher studies at the University of Ghana, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy in 2006.

2002

Further education
30 September 2002

Further education

Ablakwa furthered his academic pursuits and obtained a Master of Arts in Communication Media and Public Relations from the University of Leicester. Additionally, he holds a Certificate in Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School of Governance, USA, and a Master of Science in Defence and International Politics from the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College.

2005

Beginning of Political Career
26 June 2005

Beginning of Political Career

Ablakwa's interest in politics emerged early on when he became the President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in 2005/2006. He was also actively involved with the Committee for Joint Action (CJA), a pro-masses pressure group. Ablakwa's commitment to public service led him to mainstream politics, and in 2008, he successfully contested and won the North Tongu parliamentary primaries under the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

2008

Political Success
26 June 2008

Political Success

Ablakwa's political career continued to thrive, as he secured the parliamentary seat at the age of 28 and has successfully retained it ever since. Notably, he served as a member of the Campaign Communication Team for candidate John Evans Atta Mills during the 2008 elections.

2009

Ministerial positions
01 November 2009

Ministerial positions

Ablakwa's exemplary performance earned him a position as the Deputy Minister for Information in the late John Evans Atta Mills administration. He became the Deputy Minister for Education, specifically overseeing Tertiary Education, during the John Mahama administration.


Ablakwa currently holds the position of Ranking Member of Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, actively contributing to matters of international significance. Earlier this year, he resigned from the Appointments Committee due to personal reasons.

2010

Committee appointment
01 November 2010

Committee appointment

Ablakwa held the position of Ranking Member of Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, actively contributing to matters of international significance but resigned due to personal reasons.

2023

Family Life
26 June 2023

Family Life

Beyond his political achievements, Ablakwa finds joy in his family life. He is married to Nuhela Seidu, a lawyer, and together they have been blessed with two beautiful children, a boy and a girl.

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