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Rex Asanga Biography: Age, Education, Career, Children And Wife of the Bolgatanga MCE

Sat, 14 May 2022 Source: Joseph Dumolga

Rex Asanga Simeon Atareyella is a Ghanaian politician who is best known as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East region.

Rex Asanga was born on 15th March 1957 in Kolbia, a suburb of Sumbrungu in the Upper East region. There is no information about his parents. We are keeping tabs to get you updated. He has a sister called Georgina Akolba who remains his only sibling known to the public.

Rex Asanga Education

Rex Asanga is highly educated with more specialty in agricultural development. He started his education at a local high school and proceed to the Kanton Senior High School in Wa.

He then enrolled and graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Thirsty for higher education, Rex Asanga spent a year, from 2005 to 2006 for his Masters in Development Management with specialization in Rural Development at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

The newly confirmed Municipal Chief Executive is also a graduate of The Larenstein University of Professional Education, Deventer, in the Netherlands.

Rex Asanga Career

With in-depth knowledge in agriculture development, Rex Asanga spent four years working at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in the Upper East region, between February 1981 and May 1985.

He also spent thirteen years at the Navrongo- Bolgatanga Diocesan Development Office. This was a period from September 1991 to May 2005.

Three years later, in January 2008, Rex Assnga was appointed the Country Director of TRIAS Ghana, an international development organization headquartered in Brussels working to help make the dreams of enterprising people all over the world come true.

Rex Asanga has established himself in Ghanaian politics as a somber charismatic figure who works at the grassroots. He is not a loud-mouthed political figure.

In 2016, Rex Asanga contested and lost his bid to become a member of Parliament for the people of the Bolgatanga Central Constituency. He pulled 15,610 votes to that of Isaac Adongo’s 25,042. In 2020, Rex came again to contest the incumbent but lost again. 19,794 voters wanted him to represent them in parliament but that wasn’t enough to beat the over 36,000 people who voted for Isaac Adongo.

On September 19th, 2021, the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo will finally nominate Rex Asanga as the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive. His unanimous confirmation came eleven days later as all 39 assembly members voted YES to confirm Rex Asanga. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Rex Asanga will serve in this capacity until the next elections.

Rex Asanga Children

Rex Asanga is a father of four children. His eldest son is Romanus Asanga. The rest are Gideon Donovan Asanga, Blaise Asanga and Darius Asanga.

Rex Asanga Wife

Rex Asanga is happily married to Agnes Asanga who is the mother of all his children. The couple exchanged marriage vows several years ago.

Source: Joseph Dumolga