Mark Woyongo

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Hon.

Mark Owen Woyongo
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Navrongo Central
In office
7 January 2013 2017
Preceded by Joseph Kofi Adda
Majority2,464
Upper East Region Minister
In office
2009–2014
President John Atta Mills
Preceded byAlhassan Samari
Succeeded by Ephraim Avea Nsoh
Minister for Defence
In office
2013–2014
President John Dramani Mahama
Preceded by Joseph Henry Smith
Succeeded by Benjamin Kunbuor
Minister for the Interior
In office
16 July 2014 7 January 2017
President John Dramani Mahama
Preceded by Kwesi Ahwoi
Succeeded by Ambrose Dery
Personal details
Born1946/1947(age 73–74)
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress

Mark Owen Woyongo is a Ghanaian politician and the Ghanaian Minister for the Interior for the Ghanaian Ministry of the Interior. He was also the Member of Parliament for the Navrongo Central constituency in Ghana.

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Woyongo first stood for election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress in the 2008 Ghanaian parliamentary election, winning 41.7% of the votes and losing to Joseph Kofi Adda of the New Patriotic Party by 1,130 votes (3.5%). [1] He was however appointed the Upper East Regional Minister by President Mills in his government in 2009. He was retained in this position by President Mahama following the death of Mills. In 2013, he was nominated by President Mahama for the position of Minister for Defence. [2]

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References

  1. "Parliamentary Results Navrongo-Central (Upper East)". Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 23 January 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Mahama appoints more ministers: Haruna for Trade". General news. Ghana Home Page. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
Joseph Kofi Adda
Navrongo Central
2013 present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Alhassan Samari
Ministry for Upper East Region
2009 2014
Succeeded by
Ephraim Avea Nsoh
Preceded by
Kwesi Ahwoi
Minister for the Interior
2014 present
Incumbent
Military offices
Preceded by
Joseph Henry Smith
Minister for Defence
2013 2014
Succeeded by
Benjamin Kunbuor