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Ursula Owusu Biography
Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful was born on October 20, 1964, hails from Akim Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
She is a lawyer, women’s rights activist and a Ghanaian parliamentarian representing Ablekuma West Constituency. She is currently the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation.
|Date of Birth:||October 20, 1964|
|Age:||59 years (2023)|
|Place of Birth:||Akim Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana|
|Profession:||Lawyer and Politician|
|Husband:||Dr Sam Ekuful|
|Net Worth:||$1 millions|
Early Life and Education
Ursula hails from Akim Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana. She attended Labone Senior High School and proceeded to Mfantisman Girls Secondary School for sixth form education.
She continued to the University of Ghana and the Ghana School Of Law, where she obtained an LLB. She was called to the bar in 1990.
She obtained a master’s degree in Conflict, Peace and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.
Ursula Owusu Career
She spent ten years practising law at the firm of Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co. before entering the telecom sector to head a telecom technology startup. In the course of her professional career, Ursula has held a variety of positions and served on a variety of boards.
- Managing Consultant with N. U. Consult Legal, Governance and Gender Consultants,
- Executive Member of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Ghana,
- Former President of FIDA Ghana
- Former Vice President of the Africa Regional FIDA International.
- Member of the Ghana Bar Association,
- Member of the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA)
- Acting Managing Director of Western Telesystems (Westel) (September 2005 to May 2008) , and
- Corporate and External Affairs Director, ZAIN Ghana (April 2008 to January 2009).
She was chosen in 2012 to serve as the inaugural member of parliament for the newly formed Ablekuma West Constituency.
She ran in the Ablekuma West Constituency NPP parliamentary primary in 2015 and won. In the 2016 general elections in Ghana, she won with 34,376 votes, or 56.96% of the 60,558 valid votes cast, keeping her parliamentary seat.
After a disagreement over seats allotted for female lawmakers, she and other female MPs came under personal assaults. She reportedly stated that she was thinking about a career in politics, but the year after that, she was appointed Minister of Communications.
She was chosen by President Akufo-Addo to lead the Ministry of Communications in 2017. Currently, she holds the position of minister of communications and digitization.
She ran as the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for re-election to the Ghanaian parliament in the December 2020 general election. She entered the election as the sitting Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, and she won 37,363 out of 69,353 votes, keeping her seat.
Rev. Kweku Addo of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who was her closest rival, came in second with 30,733 votes, while the other candidates from the other parties, GUM, LPG, and PNC, received 359, 330, and 65 votes, respectively.
She is currently serving on the following Parliamentary committees:
Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee (7th Parliament)
Appointments Committee (7th Parliament)
After a disagreement over seats allotted for female lawmakers, she and other female MPs faced personal abuse in 2015.
She reportedly stated that she was thinking about a career in politics, but the year after that, she was appointed Minister of Communications. She held a variety of positions and served on a variety of boards prior to being appointed as the Minister of Communication.
When she made headlines in April 2018 for sharing a social media post that implied Ghanaian Muslims were intolerable, she faced blowback from a segment of the Ghanaian society.
The traditional chiefs and residents of Akem Asuom in Ghana’s Eastern Region inaugurated her as the Nkosuohemaa (Development Queen) on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The installment was held at Asuomhene Osabarima Ofosuhene Apenteng II’s palace.
She criticised parts of the Ghanaian anti-LGBT bill when it was first proposed in 2021, arguing that they served as incentives to encourage indolence and dishonesty. As a result, the measure had to be changed.
She also encouraged LGBT+ people in Ghana to keep their affairs quiet in May 2021 because Ghanaians were unable to accept same-sex relationships.
Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful born by Christiana Akua Birago Diawo, is married with three children with the UK-based Ghanaian optometrist, Dr Sam Ekuful. She is identified as a Christian.
Ursula Owusu Net Worth
Ursula Owusu has an estimated net worth of $1 millions. Ursula Owusu is a lawyer, women’s rights activist and a Ghanaian parliamentarian representing Ablekuma West Constituency.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Who is Ursula Owusu?
She is a lawyer, women’s rights activist and a Ghanaian parliamentarian representing Ablekuma West Constituency.
What is Ursula Owusu’s date of birth?
She was born on October 20, 1964
How old is Ursula Owusu?
She is currently 59 years old as of 2023.
Where was Ursula Owusu born?
She was born in Akim Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Where is Ursula Owusu from?
She is from Ghana.
Who is Ursula Owusu’s husband?
She is married to Dr Sam Ekuful
What is Ursula Owusu net worth?
Ursula Owusu has an estimated net worth of $1 millions.