Dr Joshua Gmayenaam Makubu, the Oti Regional minister, has made an official declaration of his candidacy for the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries scheduled for June.
In a GNA interview, Dr Makubu shared that his contemplation to contest for the Nkwanta South Constituency position was a result of a lengthy period of self-reflection and thorough consultations with relevant stakeholders. Furthermore, the decision was made in response to the overwhelming demand from constituents, party members, and supporters.
According to him, after a careful study of the terrain, he is optimistic that with favourable conditions, he will have a positive outcome in the political race.
Consequently, Makubu is now seeking the support of delegates to grant him the mandate to contest in the 2024 parliamentary elections under the NPP’s banner. His aim is to reclaim the seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and actively contribute to the developmental aspirations of the forthcoming NPP administration, benefiting the people of Nkwanta South and the entire country.
In his estimation, the NPP is capable of eradicating extreme poverty, providing healthcare, restoring the economy, and, most importantly, ensuring an equitable and fair allocation of resources.
Makubu, before his appointment as the Oti Regional Minister, served the New Patriotic Party as Deputy Volta Regional Secretary and later crossed the border into the newly created Oti to continue as the substantive regional secretary of the NPP.
Dr Joshua’s academic background includes a PhD in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School. Prior to this, he completed his senior high school education at the EP Senior High School in Saboba. He went on to pursue an undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Following this, he went on to complete a Master of Philosophy in Business Administration from the University of Ghana.