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Bennam, Jabaah John

Constituency: Zabzugu
Region: Northern Region
Party: NPP
Occupation/Profession: Farmer/Agriculturist
Parliamentary Seat: minority

Date of Birth: May 4, 1965
Hometown: Kuntumbiyile Zabzugu, Northern Region
Highest Education: BBA (Human Resource), Phoenix University, USA, 2011, MBA (Project Management), Phoenix University, USA (Ongoing).
Last Employment: Deputy Minister (2001-2005), Self-Employed (Several Business Activities); Mp (January, 2009 to date-2nd term).
Profession: Farmer
Marital Status:  Married
Religion: Christianity (Last Day Gospel Church).
Votes Obtained: 13,300 votes out of the 25,866 valid votes cast = 51.42%.  Others: Alhassan Umar (NDC) 12,213 = 47.22%, Adam Azima (PPP) 300 = 1.16% and Abdulai Dramani (IND (53=0.20%

 

 GEOLOGY AND SOIL

The soil is very rich in nutrients which is, in part, responsible for the outstanding performance of the constituency in terms of agricultural out-put.

CULTURE 
 
There are three main ethnic groups in the constituency and these are the Dagombas, Konkombas and Bassares. Smaller groups like the Hausas, Battors, Kotokolis, Kabres and Fulanis also live in the constituency. In some Communities, Chiefs see to the administration and political issues in their people and in others elders see to it.
 
The family is the microcosm of the people of the constituency where compound life incorporates many family members. Members of the family play a critical role in transmitting to the child the culture based moral values and beliefs of the family, and community. Polygamous marriages are pronounced in the constituncy. 
 
Among some ethnic groups in the constituency a mother was betrothed to her potential husband at tender age. Betrothal of girls by their parents before birth was a common practice.The Dagombas in the constituency celebrate the Damba, Fire and Eid festivals, whiles the Bassares and Konkombas celebrate the yam and Christmas festivals.

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