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Elizabeth Sackey makes history as first female AMA boss

Former Member of Parliament for Okaikwei North, Elizabeth Sackey,  has been confirmed as the next mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

Mrs. Sackey, 63, garnered 33 ‘yes’ votes on Thursday, 7 October 2021 at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

The former MP’s nomination was initially met with a lot of opposition from some youth in Odododiodoo, who went on the rampage on Saturday, 18 September 2021 amidst the burning of tyres and destruction of property.

But the outgoing mayor, Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah, condemned the disturbances and even offered his support to his successor.

“We should recognize the President’s authority to nominate individuals of his choice to promote his agenda, and it’s our duty to support the appointees to succeed… I totally support all the President’s nominations and commit to continue to work towards the development of the country,” he said in a statement.

About Elizabeth Sackey 

Mrs. Sackey is a banker and an economist. She has a Certificate in Marketing which she obtained in 2003 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Administration degree from the University of Ghana.

Sackey is married with four children. She is a Christian who worships at the Church of Pentecost.

Sackey is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). She was first elected into the parliament to represent Okaikwei North Constituency in January 2005. She represented in the office again in the 5th parliament of Ghana following her re-election in December 2008 in the 2008 General Elections. In 2012, she contested for her third term in office on the ticket of the NPP into the sixth parliament of the fourth republic and won.[2

Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Sackey worked as a Chief Clerk at Ghana Commercial Bank. She then became a Member of Parliament.[

She was the deputy minister for the Greater Accra region from 2017 to 2020. In September 2021, she was nominated by Nana Akufo-Addo as the Chief Executive of AMA.

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