Dakoa Newman

Dakoa Newman is a Ghanaian politician representing the NPP, currently serving as the MP for Okaikwei South Constituency, and the daughter of the late Victor Newman, a founding member of the NPP.

Early life and education

Born on June 6, 1985, into a Christian family in Akropong and Osu, she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Master’s Degree in Program and Project Management from the University of Warwick, UK. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (RMP) by the Project Management Institute, USA (2017). 

Member of parliament

In June 2020, she won the New Patriotic Party primaries for Okaikwei South and later secured a victory in the 2020 December parliamentary elections with 60.82% of the vote against her National Democratic Congress opponent.

Personal life

She happens to be the daughter of Ghanaian politician Victor Newman