- Hon. Mubarak has revealed that he had very humble beginnings
- He said he used to hawk goods in his constituency
- He's also said his mother used to sell porridge (koko)
Hon. Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase constituency, has revealed that though he's now a successful politician, his beginnings were more humble than most.
Speaking to Starr FM's Starr Chat on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017, Hon. Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, who's also parliament Minority's Chief Whip, revealed that once upon a time he used to hawk common goods in his constituency.
“I was once a hawker,” said the Asawase lawmaker to show host, Bola Ray.
Hon. Muntaka disclosed that he would sell different wares depending on the season he found himself in. He stated that though his beginnings were quite humble, he persistently strove to become a successful politician, something many would agree that he is today.
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“It is an open secret among the residents of Asawase," he said, referring to his humble beginnings. "...I used to sell herbs, orange and any other thing for my mother; and this has really helped me because I have learnt to do a lot of activities by myself.”
Remembering what he used to do for his mother, Hon. Muntaka, who's his mother's first, said he used to carry millet to the millers to have it ground so that his mother - who used to sell porridge at the time - could make and sell the porridge.
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Himself a father of six, Hon. Muntaka's parliamentary career began in 2005 with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party. He has consecutively won the Asawase Parliamentary seat since December 2004, and has previously occupied the position of Youth and Sports Minister from January to June 2009.
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