Meet Dakoa Newman: A Young Ghanaian Member of Parliament for Okaikwei South
Dakoa Newman is a Ghanaian politician who is a member of the New Patriotic Party. He was born on July 6, 1985. (NPP). She represents the Okaikwei South Constituency in parliament. Victor Newman, who was also a politician and a founding member of the New Patriotic Party, is her father.
Early life and education
She is from Akropong and Osu, and was born on July 6, 1985, into a Christian family. She graduated from Cape Coast’s Wesley Girls Senior High School. She has been qualified by the Project Management Institute in the United States as a chartered Project Management Professional (PMP) and a chartered Risk Management Professional (RMP) since 2017.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, as well as a Master’s Degree in Program and Project Management from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
She ran for the New Patriotic Party seat in Okaikwei South in June 2020. Newman received 440 votes to defeat existing members of parliament Arthur Ahmed and Nana Fredua, while the two others received 327 and 27 votes, respectively.
She won the Okaikwei South Constituency in the December 2020 legislative elections. She was proclaimed the winner after receiving 40,393 votes, or 60.82 percent of the vote, versus her closest rival, National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate Abraham Kotei Neequaye, who received 26,019 votes. Representing 39.18%.
She is the daughter of Ghanaian politician Victor Newman.