Betty Mould - Iddrisu

Lawyer and Member of the National Democratic Congress

Betty Mould - Iddrisu

Betty Mould-Iddrisu is a former minister, lawyer, activist a leading member of the National Democratic Congress. She was born in Accra and was educated at the University of Ghana, Legon, after which she obtained a master’s in law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She qualified to practice in Ghana after attending the Ghana School of Law in Accra.

Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu lectured at the law faculty at the University of Ghana for a while, but spent the bulk of her career at the Commonwealth Secretariat where she rose to become Head of Legal and Constitutional Affairs. She was, however active in local politics and as the NDC approached the 2008 general elections, she was among the favorites to partner its candidate, Professor John Evans Atta Mills on the presidential ticket. After the election, she was appointed as Attorney General, the first female to hold that position. She was later moved to the Ministry of Education in a reshuffle, from which position she eventually resigned in January 2012. In 2014, she contested for and was elected as one of the party’s vice chairpersons. In 2018, she competed for the position of chairperson of the party but was unsuccessful. Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu remains active in politics and although she has ruled out accepting the vice presidential nomination, has committed to working to return her party to power.

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