|President John Atta Mills|
Role Ghanaian Politician
Name Alhassan Azong
|Preceded by Abolimbisa Roger Akantagriwen|
Born 18 December 1965 (age 49) (1965-12-18)
Political party People's National Convention
Alma mater Paris Graduate School of Management
Party People's National Convention
Alhassan Azong (born 18 December 1965) is a Ghanaian politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Builsa South constituency in Ghana. He was also a Minister of state in the Mills government between 2009 and 2013.
Alhassan Azong's Victory dance (Builsa Dance)
Azong hails from Wiesi in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He acquired the ACIS in 1996. He also attended the Paris Graduate School of Management where he obtained the MBA. He later became a lecturer at the Bolgatanga Polytechnic, a position he held until he went into politics.
He first contested the Builsa South seat in the December 2008 on the ticket of the People's National Convention, winning by the narrow margin of 59 votes (0.5%). He served on the Committee on Members Holding Offices of Profit, Education Youth, Sports and Culture Committee and the Standing Orders Committee. In the following election in December 2012, his majority increased to 6,048 (47.12). He thus became the sole PNC MP in the 6th Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.
Although he was not a member of the NDC, Azong was appointed Minister of state responsible for Public Sector Reform by President Mills in the NDC government from 2009 to 2013. In 2013, he was renominated by President Mahama as the Minister of State in charge of Public Sector Reforms, the same portfolio he held under the Mills government.