A former Member of Parliament for Wa East Constituency, Mr. Issahaku Salia has passed on. His demise was reported earlier today 4th October 2022.
He served as Upper West Regional Minister before his Demise.
Issahaku Salia is a Ghanaian politician and administrator. He served as a member of parliament for the Wa East constituency in the Upper West from 7 January 1993 to 6 January 2005. He also once served as the Upper West Regional Minister.
He took over from Sakara Adam Badoun and was succeeded by Godfrey Tangu Bayon a former Member of Parliament for Wa East Constituency.
He was born on the 15 June 1952
Manwe, Upper West Region.
He obtained his secondary Education at Navrongo Senior High School in the Upper East Region, He attended the Green Hill University (now Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)), where he obtained his Diploma in Public Administration, and the University of Ghana where he obtained his bachelor of Science degree Political Science.
He was a member of the 1st , 2nd and 3rd parliaments of the 4th republic of Ghana.
He was first elected into Parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress to represent the Wa East Constituency in the Upper West Region of Ghana during the 1992 Ghanaian parliamentary election. He assumed office as a member of the first parliament of the fourth republic of Ghana on 7 January 1993.
He became a member of the 2nd parliament on 7 January 1997 after he was pronounced winner at the 1996 Ghanaian general election having defeated Boyela Insah of the New Patriotic Party. He obtained 56.70% of the total votes cast which is equivalent to 22,078 votes while his opposition claimed 16.60% which is equivalent to 6,445 votes.
He was elected into parliament of the ticket of the National Democratic congress during the 2000 Ghanaian General Election representing the Wa East constituency in the Upper West Region of Ghana.
He polled 14,278 votes out of 25,795 votes cast representing 55.40% He was defeated by Bayon Godfrey Tangu,a New Patriotic Party member during the 2004 General Elections.
He was introduced by the vice president on 1 August 2010 to the chiefs and people of the Region as the Upper West Regional minister.