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
In 1977, he acquired professional training in project planning
and management and in 1987-88 in public administration (Lester