Lydia Seyram Alhassan, MP Ayawaso West Wuogon
Lydia Seyram Alhassan born January 1, 1970, is a politician and the Member of Parliament to represent the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
She is a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Parliament House of Ghana and a board member of Minerals Commission.
She holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon and a Bachelor of Administration degree from Ghana the Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Before she became a Member of Parliament, she was the Vice Chairperson of the Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers Association of Ghana, an executive member of the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana, and was also President of Accra Premier Lions Club from 2005 to 2016.
She is the owner of Lymens Medical Supplies Limited, a wholesale pharmaceutical company in Ghana. A company she established at age 24.
In January 2019, Alhassan contested the parliamentary seat for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, running to replace her late husband. She won the election with 68.80 percent of the valid votes cast. The other candidates, Kwasi Delali Brempong of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) polled 30.52 percent, William Kofi Dowokpor of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) polled 0.58 percent, and Clement Boadi of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) polled 0.10 percent.
She successfully contested in the 2020 Ghanaian general election under the ticket of the New Patriotic Party and won against Ghanaian celebrity and NDC candidate John Dumelo, polling 9,851 of the valid votes cast.
She was married to the late politician Emmanuel Boakye Agyarko until his death in 2018.