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Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Foster, popularly known as Dr. Abu Sakara, is an agronomist (Agricultural Scientist).

Dr. Sakara is committed to rebuilding the CPP to provide Ghanaians an alternative choice to the two dominant parties. This will hopefully free the country from the antagonism between the two major parties which seem to be mired in the politics of acrimony to the detriment of the country.

Abu Sakara's current and past efforts are firmly rooted in the belief that Ghana's democracy will benefit from a process that depolarizes the political landscape to produce a more mature constructive opposition that emerges an alternative third force in Government.

Dr Sakara has supported parliamentarians in four constituencies in northern Ghana since 1996 and participated in two election campaigns. He has also been an active member of the Patriots whose efforts were aimed at rebuilding the CPP.

Dr. Sakara contested in the 2007 congress and won a position as the first National Vice Chairperson of the CPP. He considers it a privilege that it is his generation's turn to take on the mantle of responsibility to move the vision of the founding fathers from political liberation to achieve economic emancipation.

Dr. Sakara's experience includes technical, managerial and policy roles over a twenty five year career, with postings to Central America (Mexico), Southern Africa (Zambia), Eastern Africa (Tanzania, Uganda) and West Africa (Nigeria). He has also visited more than 30 countries on the five continents in his professional capacity on a range of projects and programs.

Dr. Sakara speaks six languages. He is fluent in Gonja, Hausa and Swahili and conversant with Twi. His working languages are English and Spanish.
He is a family man, married to Mary-Lily Kafela (MBA), an economist and Business Administrator.

They have four Children aged 28, 25, 22 and 21. Their eldest daughter Miama Weppia (MSc) is an economist who now works as an Executive Assistant to the CEO of international Bank based in Ghana.

Seidu Sakara (MSc), their only son, completed with distinction an M.Sc. in Information Technology and Business at the London School of Economics and now works for in international Oil and Gas industry and is based in Ghana.

Yomba Biba (BSc.) the third born has completed a degree in Biology and Business at the University of London, Queen Marys' College and is on an internship year in Ghana.

The last born Alexia-Michelle returned from London School of Arts and is on an exploratory year in Accra. Dr. Sakara and his wife have been married for 29 years and are now settled in Ghana.

Their joint focus areas are in consultancy, real estate development and community services. Dr. Sakara maintains links with his extended family in Bole-Mankuma, Kpembe-Salaga and also with his in-laws who hail from Kasem- Nankani in Navrongo. His sense of family and community is a strong driving force for him.

Source: citifmonline.com

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