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John Akologu Tia

John Akologu Tia was a Ghanaian politician who held the position of Minister for Information in Ghana. He represented the Talensi constituency as a Member of Parliament from January 7, 1993, until he was defeated by Robert Nachinab Doameng in the 2012 General Election.

Career Path

Akologu began his professional journey as a pupil teacher from 1974 to 1976. Subsequently, he joined the Information Services Department in Ghana, serving in various capacities across different regions. Between 1982 and 1990, he contributed to the Ghana News Agency. Additionally, he actively participated in trade unions from 1985 to 1992, holding significant roles such as branch secretary and National Executive Council member of the Public Services Workers' Union.

Entry into Politics and Legislative Career

Akologu's political involvement commenced in 1982, when he assumed the position of Press Secretary of the Upper East Regional Secretariat of Peoples Defense Committees/Workers Defense Committees. He transitioned into formal politics and was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Talensi in the 1992 parliamentary election, representing the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He retained his seat through subsequent elections until 2012. Throughout his tenure, he also served as a member of the ECOWAS Parliament. In 2009, President Mills appointed him as Minister for Information, marking a significant milestone in his political career.

Electoral Achievements

Akologu's electoral journey showcased his popularity and support among constituents. He won successive elections in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004, securing his position as the MP for Talensi constituency. His victories reflected the trust and confidence reposed in him by the electorate, as evidenced by his substantial margins of victory over opponents in each election.

 

Death

John Akologu Tia's journey came to an end on March 24, 2024, as he passed away at the Upper East Regional Hospital, leaving behind a rich legacy of service and contribution to Ghanaian politics and society.

 

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