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Gidisu, Joe Kwashie

Constituency: Central Tongu
Region: Volta Region
Party: NDC
Occupation/Profession: Educationist/Teachers
Parliamentary Seat: majority

Date and Place of birth

Hon. Joe Kwashie Gidisu was born on February 22 , 1952 at Bakpa Old Town in the Volta region


Hon. Joe Kwashie Gidisu had his primary education at the Bakpa Alabonu L.A. Primary between 1959 and 1963.  He proceeded to Mafi Devime L.A. Middle (MSLC) between 1964-1967.  Between 1967 and 1971, Hon. Joe Kwashie Gidisu attended Kibi Men’s Training College and obtained Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’.

He enrolled at the Advanced Teacher Training College, Winneba for his Specialist Certificate between 1975-1977.
He did post-graduate studies at the Institute of Social Studies, Hague, and Holland, where he obtained M.A. Development Studies.

He has attended conferences including the  International Conference for National Co-ordinators for Teachers’ Union in Africa   (Kaka-mega-Kenya) in October, 1990, International Conference for Teachers-Educators (Ibadan-Nigeria) in March, 1995, Alumni Conference of the I.S.S. (The Hague, Holland) Addis Ababa – Ethiopia.
 “IMF and the changing trends in the third world” May-1997 and Study Tour of South Africa on the Polytechnic Bill – October, 2006.


Hon. Joe Kwashie Gidisu became a class teacher at Bontibor L.A. Primary School between 1971 and 1973.  He later joined Dormaa Secondary School in 1977 and taught until 1978. In 1981, Hon. Joe Kwashie Gidisu was the Regional GNAT Secretary (Volta Regional Secretariat) until 1986.  Between 1988 and 2000, he became the National Co-ordinator (Membership Education Department GNAT National Secretariat).
Hon. Joe Kwashie Gidisu was sworn in as a Minister of Roads and Highways in February, 2009 by H.E. Professor John Evans Atta Mills, President of the Republic of Ghana.


In the year 2000, he was elected a Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).  In December 2004, Hon. Joe Kwashie Gidisu contested the Central Tongu Constituency seat on the ticket of the NDC and won.  He was re-elected a Member of Parliament for second term in 2009.
He obtained 16,598 votes out of the 22,861 valid votes cast = 72.6% in the last elections


Whiles in Parliament, he served as a Ranking Member of the Parliamentary Sub-Committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprise between 2001 and 2005.  In the year 2001, Hon. Joe Kwashie Gidisu also served on the Office of Profit Sub-Committee until 2008.  Between 2005 and 2008 he served as a Ranking Member on Education and a member of the Poverty Reduction Committee.

Marriage and Religion

Married with three children and a Christian (Evangelical Presbyterian).

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