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    Introducing Leslie Mensah Tamakloe, a Volta native who could be John Mahama’s running mate

    Continuing with the list of potential candidates who could pair well with John Dramani Mahama, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer for the 2024 general elections.

    This article delves into the attributes and prospects of Leslie Mensah Tamakloe, an entrepreneur with diverse interests in oil and gas, renewable energy, power, the internet, and telecommunications, as indicated by his LinkedIn profile.

    Leslie Tamakloe also serves as the Chairman of the Beneficial Ownership Disclosure (BOD) committee.

    Though he hasn’t been widely acknowledged, Leslie Tamakloe’s name has emerged as a potential NDC candidate, primarily due to his background originating from the Volta Region.

    For a comprehensive overview of his profile, including details sourced from dfslivenews.com, continue reading below:

    Personal Life and Educational Background

    Born on April 18, 1957, Leslie Mensah Tamakloe, aged 66, is the son of the late Togbui Nyaho Tamakloe IV, Dufia of Whuti and Miafiaga of Anlo, and Madam Victoria Ameyo Agbanyo. A native of Whuti in the Volta Region, he attended Mawuli School, Ho, from 1970 to 1975 for his GCE O’ level Certificate. He continued at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, from 1977 to 1980, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Design. He pursued a Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture from 1980 to 1983 at KNUST and later attended the University of Ghana Business School for an Executive MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from 2007 to 2008. An advocate of science and technology, he holds interests in computers, renewable energy, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), rockets, and space travel. A Christian by faith, he is married with seven children.

    Professional Career

    A seasoned businessman with nearly four decades of experience, Leslie Mensah Tamakloe is well-versed in telecommunications equipment, technologies, and protocols. His skills span data and network systems, design, configuration, and troubleshooting across various platforms. He excels in setting up Local Area Networks (LAN), Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN), and Wide Area Networks (WAN) using digital technologies including cable media, wireless digital technologies, and fiber solutions. In collaboration with Ghana Telecom and MCI-USA, he played a pivotal role in establishing Ghana’s first digital internet connectivity. He pioneered the first WiMAX network solution for Ghana utilizing Navini Networks’ technology in the 2.3GHz frequency spectrum. Leslie Tamakloe has founded and chaired several limited liability companies in Ghana, the UK, and Japan. He is the Chairman of Electromod Co Ltd, with a focus on ICT, Power Systems, and Renewable Energy. He is also the founder and chairman of InternetGhana Co. Ltd, a data and internet service provider since 1996. He co-founded Ghana-Japan Oil Co. Ltd in 2011, which engages in oil, gas, and infrastructure development. Another venture, Datamatrix Co. Ltd, provides Wide Area Networks services for multinational banks and industries. He has significantly contributed to Ghana’s digital infrastructure, including UPS installations, power distribution networks, and more.

    Political Career

    Leslie Mensah Tamakloe is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and has served as the Volta Region Cadres’ patron. He worked for the John Mahama Campaign team in the Volta Region and has been a member of the NDC’s ICT Committee for twelve years. He is also a member of the NDC’s Development Challenge Committee. He played vital roles in compiling Presidential Election results in 2008, 2012, and 2020. Leslie Tamakloe was appointed to the Board of Directors for Metro Mass Transit Ltd in 2015. He’s been involved in various projects, including the Key Cities project and the All-Bus Route Map.

    His role as a candidate for the 2024 general elections could prove to be an interesting development in Ghanaian politics, with his diverse experience and involvement in various sectors.

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