Samuel Atta Mills, MP for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem
Samuel Atta Mills, MP for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem is a Ghanaian politician and member of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem Constituency in the Central Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.
Mills was born on Thursday 26 April 1956 and hails from Kissi in the Central Region of Ghana He had his secondary education Mfantsipim School, where he obtained his GCE Certificate. He proceeded to Komenda College where he obtained a Diploma in Education. Following his studies at Komenda, Mills enrolled at Belmont University where he was awarded his BBA in Economics and Accounting in 1984, and his MBA in Finance and Banking in 1986.
Prior to entering parliament, Mills worked at the Ghana Tourism Development Company as the chief executive officer from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, he joined Panera Bread as a Regional Manager. He worked in this capacity until 2009 when he was appointed Presidential Aide to the then president John Atta Mills. He once worked at First American Bank as a Commercial Loans Manager.
During the 2016 Ghanaian general election, he won the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem Constituency parliamentary seat. He won with 21,957 votes making 38.4 per cent of the total votes cast whilst the NPP parliamentary candidate Stephen Nana Ato Arthur had 15,960 votes making 27.9 per cent of the total votes cast, the PPP parliamentary candidate John Sterlin had 18,860 votes making 33.0 per cent of the total votes cast, and the CPP parliamentary candidate Mrs. Rose Austin Tenadu had 410 votes making 0.7 per cent of the total votes cast.
Mills retained the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem seat during the 2020 Ghanaian general election polling a total of 26,886 votes making 42.7 per cent of the total votes cast against Samuel Joe Acquah, the NPP parliamentary candidate who had 23,039 votes making 36.6 per cent of the total votes cast and the GUM parliamentary candidate Abubakr Sadiq Cann had 1,122 votes making 1.8 per cent of the total votes cast, and the PPP parliamentary candidate John Sterlin had 11,964 votes making 19.0 per cent of the total votes cast.