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Hajia Alima Mahama , Biography

Hajia Alima Mahama , Biography
Hajia Alima Mahama , Biography

Hajia Alima Mahama , Biography

Hajia Alima Mahama is a Ghanaian Lawyer,  and former MP for Nalerigu-Gambaga.

She lost the Nalerigu-Gambaga seat to Alhaji Issifu Baba who stood on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 General elections.

Currently, she has been named by President Akufo Addo to head Ghana’s mission in Washington DC, United States of America.

Date of Birth

17 November 1957

Age

63

Career

She has worked as a Senior Development Planner for over a decade in Ghana.

She was the Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development from May 2001 to April 2003, responsible for policy direction on Rural and Urban Development of the Ministry.

She led the team on the development of the Comprehensive Policy and Plan of Action on Decentralisation.

She also was the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry, and Presidential Special Initiatives from May 2003 to January 2005 where her responsibilities included the promotion of District Enterprises.

From January 2005 – January 2009, she was a Member of Parliament for Nalerigu-Gambaga Constituency and Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs.

As a Minister, she provided leadership for the consultation and passage of the Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Acts.

Hon. Alima Mahama also worked as Senior Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Gender and Development of Liberia from October 2009 to October 2011 under the Danida MDG3 Programme on Advancing the Status of Women.

Hajia Mahama, who is also the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, lost the seat by a landslide margin to a new entrant Alhaji Issifu Baba who stood on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Education

Hajia Alima Mahama is a product of the University of Ghana, Legon, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Sociology, and was subsequently called to Ghana Bar in 1982.

She had her postgraduate studies in Public Policy and Development Planning and Administration from the Rutgers University and the University of Ottawa.

She was also at the Institute of Social Studies, in the Netherlands, where she obtained a Masters in Development Studies, specializing in Regional Development Planning.

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