PROFILE OF HON. ABDULAI ABANGA, DEPUTY MINISTER FOR WORKS & HOUSING
Hon. Abdulai Abanga is a Deputy Minister for Ministry of Works and Housing and a Member of Parliament for the Binduri Constituency in the Upper East Region since 7th January 2021 and currently serves on the Committee on Government Assurance as the Vice Chairman.
Hon. Abanga Abdulai was born on 25th May, 1970 in Akwatia, Eastern Region but hails from Binduri/Bawku in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
The Deputy Minister had his elementary education in Akwatia L/A Primary School and proceeded to Bansi Primary School in Binduri. He then proceeded to Bawku Junior High School and continued to Ghana Secondary School, Tamale, for his Secondary Education. He obtained a Diploma in Business Studies in Accounting at the Tamale Polytechnic and was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) Degree at the University of Cape Coast in 1998. Hon Abdulai holds a Master’s Degree in Development Finance, Professional Chartered Accountant Certificate in 2005 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG).
He was the Finance Officer from January 2001 – March 2007 at the National Governance Programme (NGP) and the Management Accountant at the Millennium Challenge Account of the Ghana Programme from 2007 -2008.
He was appointed as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Bawku Municipal Assembly from January 2008 to February 2009. For his efforts and resilience to work, he served as the Lead Consultant and Fund Manager for the Agriculture Credit Programme, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC, USA) Ghana Programme (MIDA) from February 2009 to February 2021.
At the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), he was also the Financial and Business Consultant. He served as the Financial Consultant/Facilitator for Radbdah Africa Build Ltd from 2011-2016 and later, became the Financial Consultant at the Cegelec Oil and Gas (multinational oil/gas company of Dubai, UAE and Paris, France) from 2013 – 2014. Hon. Abdulai Abanga founded the Savannah Microfinance Ltd (Bank of Ghana Regulated Finance Institution) in 2014.
Hon. Abanga was the Chief Executive Officer/Founder of the Banse Tropical Foods Ltd and Local Country Agent, Business and Financial Advisor, VDL Buses and Coaches, Belgium as well as Local Country Agent, Business and Financial Advisor at the Viabuild, a Belgium Construction Company in 2019. He was the Financial Consultant and Business Investment Facilitator in 2017.
He has participated in several conferences and capacity building programmes organised by the Africa Development Bank (ADB), Accra in (2001), Danida Fellowship Centre, Cowi Copenhagen Denmark in (2003), World Bank Ghana (2013) and Chartered Diploma in Oil and Gas Accounting also in (2013) at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG).