I believe most  of you knew them just to be politicians or business men but then never knew their roots. You didn’t even bother to ask, well we at upper west media are so concerned that we think you should know all this. Thank Us Later.


Collins Dauda (born 13 February 1957) is a teacher, politician, former Ghanaian Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and currently Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing. Collins Dauda was born at Mehame in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana. His parents were Issaka Naaba and Mariama Issah. His secondary education was at Mim Senior High School where he obtained both the GCE Ordinary Level and the GCE Advanced Level between 1973 to 1981.

1.4744829Major Albert B. Don-Chebe (Rtd) is serving a second two-year term as the President of the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana.

Major Don-Chebe retired from the Ghana Armed Forces after 15 years service, to take up the position of Corporate Affairs Manager at Ghana Breweries Ltd (GBL) in 1999. He was appointed Communications Consultant at the Ministry of Public Sector Reform in 2005.

In 2006, he joined Ghana Telecom as Head of Corporate Communication, and continued in the same role when Vodafone took over Ghana Telecom in 2008. He Is From Takpo In The Upper West Region.

Alban-BagbinAlban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin (born 24 September 1957) is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana government until February 2013 when Hanny-Sherry Ayittey took over the position. He is also the Member of Parliament for Nadowli West.

Bagbin hails from the Upper West Region of Ghana and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and English at the University of Ghana in 1980. He proceeded to the Ghana School of Law at Makola in Accra after which he was called to the bar in 1982. He Is From Sombo In The Upper West Region.

022dfeabc21340e5b5b47517e1c4585b_LAbdul-Rashid Hassan Pelpuo is a Ghanaian politician. He holds a PhD in Development Policy from the University of Ghana, African Studies. He is the current Member of Parliament for Wa Central constituency in the Wa Municipal District in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He entered the Parliament of Ghana in 2005 after winning a seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress in the Ghanaian parliamentary election in December 2004.

alhaji-aminu-sulemanaAmin Amidu Sulemana is a Ghanaian diplomat and politician. He is the Member of Parliament for the Sissala West constituency in Ghana. He is also the Minister for Roads and Highways in Ghana.

Aminu Amidu Sulemana was the Ghanaian ambassador to Egypt until he was appointed Upper West Regional Minister by President Mills in January 2012 following a cabinet reshuffle. He won the Sissala West constituency seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress in the December 2012 election and took his seat in the Parliament of Ghana on 7 January 2013. He was appointed Minister for Roads and Highways by President Mahama in January 2013.


Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa was

Born: August 11, 1980 to a Voltarian Mother and a Sisaala father from Sisaala East District Of Upper West Region. His Father Left His Mother when he was young and later died and he was later on raised by his mother only in the Volta region.



Sheikh I.C Quaye is a sisaala man from Lambusie-Karni District, They moved from Upper West To Accra in the 50’s and settled at Alajo in The Greater Accra Region. “Alajo” is a place most sisaala people settled in Accra which Mean “Let collect and settle” in sisaala dialect.


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Source: Upper West Media/Ghana


2 thoughts on “7 Dignified People From Upper West You Never Knew”
  1. There is an equally dignified upper west person internationally recognised suggesting to you for verification. The provost of an institution called “The academic city”(this name subject to correction)situated in greater Accra. One professor Fred McBogonluri, scientist international recognised with awards from USA who has contributed immensely in the invention of the globally use social media mediums. Intact, he attended Nandom secondary school. Thank you.

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