The Ambassador of Ghana to Burkina Faso
His Excellency ADAGBILA Boniface Gambila (LicIPD, UK) is a Professional Human Resource Development and Management practitioner, with a working experience spanning various spheres of the Ghanaian Public Service. He Holds a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development. Training & Development from the University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy & Management (IDPM). A Psychometric trained Practitioner, he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, UK.
He is a graduate of University of Ghana, Legon where he obtained Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Psychology and Political Science. He is a proud Old Student of Navrongo Secondary School, where is studied for both his GCE ‘O’ & ‘A’ Levels.
His Excellency Adagbila begun his Public Service Career in 1987, as an Assistant Director at the Ghana National Service Scheme. Whiles working with the Scheme, He was the Head of Training Department responsible for Service personnel and staff development.
In 1994 he joined a team to set up the World Bank sponsored project Community Water & Sanitation Agency after a short stint with the World Bank project, He joined the Volta River Authority as the Principal Training Officer in 1997.
His Excellency was appointed Executive Director/Board Member Ghana National Service Scheme between 2002, a position he held until 2005, when he was appointed the Upper East Regional Minister
In 2013, He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) to represent the people of Nabdam Constituency in the Upper East Region. Whiles in Parliament, He served on several committees and he was the Ranking Member on the Youth & Sports, Culture-Creative Arts & Chieftaincy committee.
After Exiting Parliament in 2017, Excellency Adagbila was appointed to the Governing Board of the Northern Development Authority where He served as Board Member and chaired two (2) different sub-committees. Between April and June 2021, He served as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Authority until he was nominated and appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to Burkina Faso by His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
As member of the Governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) His Excellency Adagbila has served the party in several capacities including the following:
- Chairman; Northern NPP Parliamentary caucus 2013-2016.
- Member; NPP National Council 2013/17
- Member; NPP Elections Manifesto Sector Committee Member on Social Development 2016
- Chairman; Manifesto Sub-Committee on Persons with Disabilities; the Aged/Pensioners; Homeless; Zongo/Inner-City Development.
- Member; NPP Elections Training Support Team
His Excellency Adagbila is firm believer in a free, fair and just society, He has passion for Human Rights and Freedoms and works towards Empowerment against poverty, improved and efficient functioning institutional systems
He speaks English, French, Hausa Frafra, Mole, Twi, Dagbani, Mampruli and Kusal. His Hobbies are General but has greater passion for knowledge sharing and, Community Service.
His Excellency Adagbila Boniface Gambila is married with eight (8) biological and adopted children.