Ghana Elections: telecoms guru wins parliamentary seat
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Ghana’s most revered marketing guru in the telecom space George Andah has move one step on to create a niche for himself again, this time in the country’s political arena by winning one of the most competitive parliamentary seats in the Central Region in this year’s presidential and parliamentary election.
Known popularly for his stint with Ghana’s leading telecommunication giant MTN, Mr. Andah who contested the Awutu Senya West Constituency sit as a member of parliament (MP) for the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) won by defeating the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament, Hannah Serwaa Tetteh who also doubles as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
Information gathered by Biztechafrica indicates that Mr. George Andah polled 28,867 representing 62.72 percent of total valid votes cast as against the Foreign Affairs Minister who had 25,664 which is 49 percent.
In an earlier interviewed monitored, the Mr. Andah attributed his win to the professional organization of his campaign activities in the constituency and the message of hope to the constituents. He believes his past experience in his corporate life enable him assemble the best human resources team to push the agenda of Change and Hope to the people.
Some stakeholders in the telecom industry who spoke with Biztechafrica were not surprised about George Andah’s recent achievement and expressed the hope that he would contribute meaningfully to the formulation and implementation of policies that would help consolidate the strides the country has made in its telecom sector.