Stephen Michael Essuah Kofi Ackah

Stephen Michael Essuah Kofi Ackah

A Distinguished Ghanaian Politician and Educator

22 September 1950

Early Life

Stephen Michael Essuah Kofi Ackah was born on September 22, 1950, in Suaman-Dadieso, Western Region, Ghana.

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Ackah attended Wesley College in Kumasi for his post-secondary teacher training before continuing his studies at the Specialist Training College (STC), Winneba, where he obtained his diploma.

In 2000, Ackah earned his Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Physical Education from the University of Education, Winneba, solidifying his foundation in academics. Later that year, he pursued an Executive Masters's in Governance and Leadership from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), which further enriched his knowledge and expertise in leadership.

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Professional Career

Stephen Michael Essuah Kofi Ackah's career began at the Ghana Education Service (GES), where he served as an assistant director and dedicated himself to shaping the educational landscape of Ghana. Additionally, Ackah took on the role of a tutor at Ejisuman Senior High School, where he mentored and nurtured young minds.

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Political Career

In 2005, Ackah took a significant step in his political journey by entering parliament as the representative of the Suaman Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Party. He demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication to his constituents, which led to his re-election for four consecutive parliamentary terms. Throughout his time in parliament, Ackah has actively participated in various committees, each addressing critical aspects of Ghana's governance and development.

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Election Controversy

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) declared its intent to challenge the 2016 election outcomes of five parliamentary seats in the Western Region, including Stephen Essuah's, in court. The Suaman Constituency results had not been certified by the Electoral Commission (EC) due to the surrounding controversy. According to the GNA, the NPP candidate, Mr. Christian Baah, narrowly lost by a margin of 12 votes to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Stephen Michael Essuah Kofi-Ackah.

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