Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, MP La Dade Kotopon
Rita Naa Odoley Sowah born July 2, 1968, is a Ghanaian politician. She is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and also a Member of Parliament for the La Dade Kotopon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region.
She serves as a member of the Youth, Sports, and Culture Committee and the Gender and Children Committee of Parliament.
A native of LA also known as Labadi, she previously served as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for La Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LADMA) from 2013 to 2017. She also served as the treasurer of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG).
Sowah worked as a secretary at the Premix Secretariat under the Fisheries Commission of Ghana. She also worked as a Data Entry Officer at the Department of National Lotteries now the National Lottery Authority in Ghana and as a secretary at the La Dade Kotopon Office of the Member of Parliament.
She ran for the NDC primaries to be selected as their candidate going into the 2020 elections and won. She made history as the first female to win the La Dade-Kotopon parliamentary seat in the 2020 Parliamentary elections. She won by getting 47,606 representing 53.67percent whilst her closest Joseph Gerald Tetteh Nyanyofio of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) polled 41,101 votes representing 46.33 percent. She is one of the 40 women who are representing their respective constituencies in the 8th Parliament from 7 January 2021.