Joseph Alexander Tuffour Sarkodie

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Sarkodie Joseph A Tuffour
MP for Subin
In office
7 January 1993 – 6 January 1997
PresidentJerry John Rawlings
Preceded byThomas Kwame Aboagye
Succeeded bySampson Kwaku Boafo
Personal details
Born (1932-11-15) 15 November 1932 (age 88)
Banko, Ashanti Region, Gold Coast (now Ghana)
Political partyNational Democratic Congress
Alma materSt. Joseph's College of Education
ProfessionGeneral contractor

Sarkodie Joseph A Tuffour (born 15 November 1932) is a Ghanaian politician and a member of the First Parliament of the Fourth Republic representing the Subin Constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Early life and education[]

Sarkodie was born on 15 November 1932, at Banko in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He attended the St. Joseph's Training College in Bechem where he obtained his Teachers' Training Certificate (Certificate B) in 1953.[1]


He was elected into parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress for the Subin Constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana during the 1992 Ghanaian parliamentary election. He was defeated by Sampson K. Boafo of the New Patriotic Party who polled 38,412 votes out of the total valid votes cast representing 55.70% whilst he polled 11,280 votes representing 16.40%. Asamoah Comfort, one of the contenders for the seat, polled 1,837 votes and Hussien Aminu Ali, also another contender, polled 1,815 votes representing 2.60%.[2][3]


Sarkodie is a general contractor and a lay preacher. He once served as the Regional Manager of the Ghana Books Supplies Ltd., and the president of the Presbyters Conference of Ashanti.[citation needed] He is also a former member of Parliament for the Subin Constituency. He served one term as the member of parliament.[1]

Personal life[]

He is a Christian.[1]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c : Ghana Parliamentary Register 1992–1996
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  3. ^ FM, Peace. "Ghana Election 1996 Results – Subin Constituency". Ghana Elections – Peace FM. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
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