Sanja Nanja, MP Atebubu Amantin
Sanja Nanja born on February 3, 1968, is a Ghanaian educationist and politician and Member of Parliament serving the Atebubu Amantin Constituency in the Bono East Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Nanja is a member of the Judiciary Committee and also a member of the Lands and Forestry Committee.
He hails from Saboba, a town in the Northern Region of Ghana. He entered University of Ghana and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and History in 2005.
Prior to politics, he was Assistant Director at the Ghana Education Service and taught Atebubu Senior High School. Nanja was the District Chief Executive (DCE), Atebubu District from May 7, 2009 - January 7, 2013.
Nanja is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). In 2012, he contested for the Atebubu Amantin seat on the ticket of the NDC sixth Parliament of the fourth republic and won. He was elected with 16,964 votes out of the 34,411 total valid votes cast, equivalent to 49.30%. Nanja could not maintain his position as Member of Parliament for Attebubu Amantin during the 2016 elections due to a ban placed on him by members of the traditional council of his constituency. The ban was as a result of his conduct of insulting the queen mother of his constituency on radio.
Nanja is a Christian and attends the Assemblies of God Church and is married with five children.