Sheila Bartels, MP for Ablekuma North
Sheila Penelope Bartels born March 9, 1975, is a Ghanaian entrepreneur and politician. She serves as the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North Constituency in the Greater Accra Region. She is from Gomoa Assin in the Central Region.
Bartels is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Sheila Bartels currently serves on the Finance Committee and the Works and Housing Committee of parliament.
She completed her Ordinary level in 1991, Advanced Level in 1993, and Travel Tourism in 1998. She also holds certificates in Digital Finance (Agency Management) in 2015 and Project Management (Agency Project Management in 2014.
Sheila has worked at several institutions occupying various positions before switching to politics. She was a Lead Consultant at Betorbi Limited, Dean of Studies at the African Career Centre, and Business Lead at Lexxicon Energy Limited.
She was also the CEO of Platinum Technologies LTD, Managing director at B-Sams Travel and tours
In December 2020, she was elected member of Parliament for Ablekuma North Constituency after she competed in the 2020 Ghanaian General Election and won. She polled 54,821 votes which represents 64.26 percent of the total votes cast.
She was elected over Ashley Mensah Winifred of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Princess Agyemang Awuku of the Ghana Union Movement. These obtained 29,772, and 716 votes respectively out of the total valid votes cast. These were equivalent to 34.9 percent and 0.84 percent respectively of the total valid votes cast.