Samuel Nartey George, MP for Ningo-Prampram
Samuel Nartey George born January 22, 1985, is a Ghanaian politician. He is a member of the National Democratic Congress. He is currently a Member of the Parliament representing Ningo-Prampram constituency.
He is also a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party. George was the assistant director at the Office of the Head of Civil Service from 2010 to 2014 and a communications specialist at the Office of the President from 2014 to 2016.
Education & Career
Sam George obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (Soil & Water Engineering) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a Bachelor of Law from the University of London. He has an Executive Master; Dissertation (Conflict, Peace, and Security) from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Center (KAIPTC). In December 2022, he graduated with an MSc in International Strategy and Diplomacy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sam George on 21 November 2015 toppled the incumbent Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Hon. Enoch Teye Mensah (MP since 1996-2015) in the NDC primaries for a chance to represent the party in the 2016 parliamentary elections. He won with 4,910 votes representing 53.4% of total votes whiles E. T. Mensah polled 2,831 representing 38.5%.
In the 2020 election, George was declared winner of the Ningo-Prampram Constituency parliamentary Elections by polling 23, 860 votes representing 63% to defeat his closest contender, Mr. Sylvester Tetteh of the NPP, who polled 13, 588 votes.
Sam George on Saturday, 13 May 2023 was retained as National Democratic Congress parliamentary representative for the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency by beating Michael Kwettey Nettey in the NDC 2023 primaries for a chance to represent the party in the 2024 parliamentary elections. He won with 1,036 votes.
George holds anti-LGBTI views and has described homosexuality as a "perversion". In 2021, together with other Members of Parliament, he proposed a law criminalizing homosexuality and many forms of LGBTI support and activism, even medical support. The draft has been widely criticized by human rights activists for its "cruelty".
He is married with three children.