Alban Bagbin Biography. The newly elected 8th Speaker of parliament and Ghanaian politician, Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin was born on 24th September 1957 and hails from the Upper West Region of Ghana.
Alban Bagbin Education
He 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.
Alban Bagbin Career
Bagbin is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and represents the Nadowli West Constituency from the Upper West Region. Bagbin announced his intentions to run for president in 2008 on the NDC ticket, but he never stood for the primaries.
He became the Majority Leader in the Ghanaian parliament in 2009. Following a cabinet reshuffle in January 2010, he was appointed Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing by President Mills.
He has also been confirmed as Majority Leader of Parliament under President Mahama’s tenure of office, he succeeds Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor who’s been appointed as the Minister of Defense.
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.
In 2021, Alban Bagbin was elected as the 8th Speaker of parliament on 7th January 2021.