Haruna Iddrisu

Haruna Iddrisu (born 8 September 1970) is a Ghanaian politician and a member of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing Tamale South.[1] He is also currently the Minority Leader in Ghana's Parliament.[1]


Haruna Iddrisu
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Tamale South
Assumed office
Jan 2005
Preceded byFirst
Minister for Communications
In office
Feb 2009 – Feb 2013
PresidentJohn Evans Atta Mills
Preceded byBen Aggrey Ntim
Succeeded byEdward Omane Boamah
Minister for Trade and Industry
In office
Feb 2013 – 16 July 2014
PresidentJohn Dramani Mahama
Preceded byHanna Tetteh
Succeeded byEkwow Spio-Garbrah
Minister for Employment and Labour Relations
In office
16 July 2014 – 6 January 2017
PresidentJohn Dramani Mahama
Preceded byNii Armah Ashitey (MP)
Personal details
Born (1970-09-08) 8 September 1970 (age 50)
Tamale, Ghana
Political partyNational Democratic Congress
Alma materUniversity of Ghana

Early life and EducationEdit

Haruna Iddrisu was born in 1970 at Tamale, Ghana. Iddrisu studied at the University of Ghana between 1993 and 1997 where he obtained B.A. (Hons) in Sociology.[2] He was active in student politics and was the President of the National Union of Ghana Students during his final year. Iddrisu is also a barrister and has been a member of the Ghana Bar Association since 2002.[3]


He is the Minority Leader of the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic in Ghana. Iddrisu has been the National Youth Organiser for the National Democratic Congress since 2002.[4] He stood for parliament in the 2004 parliamentary election in the then newly formed Tamale South constituency.[5] He retained his seat in the 2008 parliamentary election.[6] He has held various positions in government, including Minister for Communications under the Mills and Mahama governments as well as Minister for Trade between 2013 and 2014. He was appointed the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations by President Mahama in July 2014.[7]

Personal LifeEdit

He is a Muslim and has 3 children and also from the northern region in Ghana.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "We haven't received any PPEs from government – EC tells Haruna Iddrisu". MyJoyOnline.com. 11 May 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Hon. Iddrisu Haruna". Parliament of Ghana. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Hon Haruna Iddrisu - Minister for Communications". Government of Ghana. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Don't leave out any Ghanaian stranded abroad – Haruna Iddrisu to government". Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. 26 July 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Parliamentary Results Tamale South (Northern Region)". Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Parliamentary Results Tamale-South (Northern Region)". Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Ministerial reshuffle: Spio rejoins gov't". Ghanaweb.com. Ghana Home Page. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.

External links and sourcesEdit

Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Tamale South
2005 – present
Political offices
Preceded by
Ben Aggrey Ntim
Minister for Communication
2009 – 2013
Succeeded by
Edward Omane Boamah
Preceded by
Hanna Tetteh
Minister for Trade and Industry
2013 – 2014
Succeeded by
Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
Preceded by
Nii Armah Ashitey
Minister for Employment and Labour Relations
2014 –2017
Succeeded by
Ignatius Bafuor Awuah (MP)