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From a teacher to a journalist and now politician, the profile of Alhassan Suhuyini

Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini was born on 12 September 1979 in Tamale. He is a Ghanaian broadcast journalist and politician. He belongs to the National Democratic Congress. He is currently a member of the Eight parliament of the Republic of Ghana representing Tamale North.

 

EDUCATION

Alhassan Suhuyini holds a Masters Degree in Development Management and Bachelors degree in Public Administration both from GIMPA and trained as journalist with African University College of Communication (AUCC) from 2005 to 2007. Before that he had trained as a teacher at the Tamale training college (Tatco) now Tamale College of Education from 2000 to 2002. He obtained his senior school certificate as a science student in line with his dream of becoming a medical doctor from Ghana Secondary school (Ghanasco) from 1995 to 1997. In elementary school he shuttled between Nyashegu, Gumbihini and Bishops JSS.

CARRIER

His first formal employment was a teacher after the completion of his teacher training course. At his own choosing and in view of serving deprived communities he accepted posting and taught at Jemli, a suburb of the Yendi Municipal of the northern region. He later was transferred to SDA JSS in Tamale and that coincided with the opening of the first ever private radio station in the northern region, Diamond FM. Having been an avid reader and renowned debater at his readers and writers club in Tatco and Ghanasco respectively he saw this as an opportunity to once again speak for the voiceless. His career as a radio presenter started at Diamond FM in Tamale where he engineered and changed the face of morning Radio which has been the standard of measurement till date. He moved to the capital of Ghana for further studies in 2005. While studying Journalism at the AUCC, he had brief stints with Citi FM and Metro TV in Accra before settling with Radio Gold. He won Talk Show Host of the year in 2011, 2012 and 2013 at the Ghana Radio and Television Personality, RTP Awards. In 2013 he was selected and sponsored by the South Korean government to tour South Korea as part of its Next Generational Leaders from Africa program. He was a delegate at the 2014 International visitors Leadership program, a United State Department of State professional exchange program. He worked at Radio Gold in Accra, where he was the host of two of the station’s top programs; the morning show called the “Gold Power Drive” and the weekend socio-economic and political current affairs program – Alhaji and Alhaji talk show

POLITICAL LIFE

He was appointed in 2013 by president John Dramani Mahama as board member of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). In 2014 he was the Communications Manager for the National Hajj Council. He won the Tamale North seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress in the 2016 General election to become the member of parliament. He won the seat by pulling 21,280 votes representing 67.79% of the total number. He served on the appointments committee in 2017. Mr. Suhuyini won his second term in 2020 with 25,620 votes representing 64.80 %. He is currently serving on the appointments committee of parliament.

Marriage life

Alhassan Suhuyini is married to Hamdiya Amadu Yakubu Vorsky. He got married in 2013.

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