Mark Owen Woyongo
|Member of the Ghana Parliament |
for Navrongo Central
7 January 2013 –2017
|Preceded by||Joseph Kofi Adda|
|Upper East Region Minister|
|President||John Atta Mills|
|Preceded by||Alhassan Samari|
|Succeeded by||Ephraim Avea Nsoh|
|Minister for Defence|
|President||John Dramani Mahama|
|Preceded by||Joseph Henry Smith|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Kunbuor|
|Minister for the Interior|
16 July 2014 –7 January 2017
|President||John Dramani Mahama|
|Preceded by||Kwesi Ahwoi|
|Succeeded by||Ambrose Dery|
|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.
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%).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.
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|Parliament of Ghana|
Joseph Kofi Adda
| Navrongo Central |
| Ministry for Upper East Region |
2009 – 2014
Ephraim Avea Nsoh
| Minister for the Interior |
2014 – present
Joseph Henry Smith
| Minister for Defence |
2013 – 2014