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General News of Monday, 16 February 2009

Source: GNA

Edward Salia is dead

Accra, Feb. 16, GNA - The death is reported in Accra on Monday of Mr Edward Kojo Salia, National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Jirapa in the Upper West Region and former Minister of Transport and Communication.

Sources close to the NDC said Mr Salia died shortly after a delegation sent by President John Evans Atta Mills had visited him in his house at Adjiriganor in Accra.

The sources said the delegation prayed with him and his wife and three of his children before departing. However, when they arrived back at the Castle, there was a telephone call that Mr Salia had passed away. Vice President John Dramani Mahama has visited the widow.

Mr Salia was born to Bajeluru Salia, a farmer and Habiba Yiringsaa, a housewife on June 20, 1952 at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region. He was married with four children.

Mr Salia attended the University of Ghana, Legon. In 1977, he furthered his education at I.S.S. in The Hague, Netherlands after which he attended Carleton and Ottawa University.

He proceeded to Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) from 2005 to 2007.

He had knowledge in administration, planning, analysis and business.

In 1977, he acquired professional training in project planning and management and in 1987-88 in public administration (Lester Peason Fellowship).