Linda Obenewaa Akweley Ocloo, MP Shai-Osudoku
Linda Obenewaa Akweley Ocloo was born on February 21, 1979. He is a Ghanaian politician and Member of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing the Shai-Osudoku Constituency in the Greater Accra Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In the year 2000, Linda had her Diploma in Banking from the Cambridge Academy in Accra and Business Administration (BA) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She holds a diploma in Insurance which she attained from the National Insurance College at Airport Accra in the year 2004.
Linda Ocloo is an Economist, Banker and an Insurer by profession. She served as a Client Service Consultant at Old Mutual Assurance, formerly Provident Life Insurance.
Ocloo contested the Shai- Osudoku constituency parliamentary seat on the ticket of National Democratic Congress during the 2016 Ghanian general election and won with 20, 114 votes representing 67.07% of the total votes. She was elected over Stephen Nene Oyortey of New Patriotic Party who polled 6, 518 which is equivalent to 21.73%, parliamentary candidate for PPP Emmanuel Martey Tetteh had 3, 203 votes representing 10.68% and the parliamentary candidate for Convention People's Party had 154 votes representing 0.51% of the total votes.
Ocloo was re- elected as a member of parliament for Shai- Osudoku (Ghana parliament constituency) on the ticket of National Democratic Congress during the 2020 Ghanian general election. She was elected with 32, 516 votes representing 67.2% over the parliamentary candidate for New Patriotic Party Benjamin Nargeh who had 15, 900 votes representing 32.8% of the total votes.
Ocloo is widowed and has five children. Her husband, Desmond William Ocloo, was the original NDC parliamentary candidate for the Shai-Osudoku constituency but died prior to the election following a road traffic collision in May 2016. The party then chose her to stand in place of her husband and she won with a majority of 13,596 votes.