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16.02.2009 Obituaries

NDC MP for Jirapa Edward Salia is dead

By GNA
NDC MP for Jirapa Edward Salia is dead
The death is reported in Accra on

Monday of Mr Edward Kojo Salia, National Democratic Congress

(NDC) MP for Jirapa in the Upper West Region and former

Minister of Transport and Communication.
Sources close to the NDC said Mr Salia died shortly after a

delegation sent by President John Evans Atta Mills had visited him

in his house at Adjiriganor in Accra.
The sources said the delegation prayed with him and his wife

and three of his children before departing. However, when they

arrived back at the Castle, there was a telephone call that Mr Salia

had passed away.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has visited the widow.
Mr Salia was born to Bajeluru Salia, a farmer and Habiba

Yiringsaa, a housewife on June 20, 1952 at Amasaman in the

Greater Accra Region. He was married with four children.
Mr Salia attended the University of Ghana, Legon. In 1977, he

furthered his education at I.S.S. in The Hague, Netherlands after

which he attended Carleton and Ottawa University.
He proceeded to Ghana Institute of Management and Public

Administration (GIMPA) from 2005 to 2007.
He had knowledge in administration, planning, analysis and

business.
In 1977, he acquired professional training in project planning

and management and in 1987-88 in public administration (Lester

Peason Fellowship).

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