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NewsProfile: The late John Tia Akologo, former Information Minister

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Profile: The late John Tia Akologo, former Information Minister

John Tia Akologo was a prominent figure in Ghanaian politics, known for his service as a Member of Parliament for the Talensi Constituency and as Minister for Information under the late President Mills.

He began his political career in 1982 as the Press Secretary for the Upper East Regional Secretariat of Peoples Defence Committees/Workers Defence Committees, established by the Provisional National Defence Council military government.

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Tia entered Parliament in 1992, representing the Talensi constituency under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) until 2012, where he made significant contributions.

In 2009, President Mills appointed him as Minister for Information, recognizing his capabilities and dedication to public service.

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He later served as Ghana’s Ambassador to Cuba under President John Mahama, showcasing his diplomatic skills on the international stage.

Tia’s commitment to regional cooperation was evident through his membership in the ECOWAS Parliament, where he represented Ghana’s interests and contributed to regional initiatives.

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Despite losing his parliamentary seat in 2012, Tia remained influential in Ghanaian politics.

In 2016, he announced his retirement from parliamentary elections, marking the end of an era in his political career.

John Tia Akologo passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at the Upper East Regional Hospital, leaving behind a legacy of service and dedication to Ghanaian politics.

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