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Ambrose Dery, MP Nandom Constituency

Ambrose Dery, MP Nandom Constituency

Ambrose Dery, born August 23, 1956, a Ghanaian politician, lawyer, the Interior Minister and Member of Parliament for Nandom Constituency in the Upper West Region. He won the constituency during the 2016 elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.


He was a member of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and also a member of Selection Committee.

Dery is a legal practitioner who entered the University of Ghana in 1977 after completing Navrongo Secondary School and graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LL. B) and then called to the Bar in 1982.

Dery was the head and managing director of Dery & Co.

Political career

Before entering parliament in 2008, Hon. Dery was appointed Deputy Attorney General in 2003. He also served in two ministerial positions as the Regional Minister for the Upper West Region from 2004 to 2006 and Minister of State in the Ministry of Justice from 2005 to 2007. Hon. Dery served as the Deputy Minority Leader for the fifth parliament of Ghana. Hon. Dery won the Nandom parliamentary seat, then Lawra-Nandom Constituency in 2008 but lost the seat to Benjamin Kumbuor in the 2012 elections. Hon. Dery served as the Chairman of the Water Aid Partner Round Table, an association of local NGOs funded by Water Aid for ten years (1993-2003). On the list presented to parliament for approval on 21 January 2021, Hon. Dery was nominated by the president to maintain his ministerial position as the Interior minister.

Personal life

Ambrose is a Catholic and married with one child.

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