Francis-Xavier Sosu, a legal luminary and advocate for human rights

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Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu, born on February 12, 1979, is a prominent Ghanaian lawyer and politician affiliated with the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Currently serving as a member of the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana, he represents the Madina Constituency and holds the position of Deputy Ranking Member of the Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee.

Born in Accra New Town but a native of Denu in the Volta Region, Sosu's educational journey began at St John's Grammar Senior High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Sociology and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of Ghana.

Sosu further honed his legal expertise at the Ghana School of Law, earning his Professional Certificate and being called to the Bar in October 2010. His academic pursuits also include a master's degree in Oil and Gas Law (LLM) and additional master's degrees in Economic Policy Management and Conflict, Human Rights, and Peace Studies from the University of Ghana and the University of Education, Winneba, respectively.

Sosu's professional journey in law commenced as a legal counsel at Logan & Associates. In 2012, he founded F-X Law & Associates, a progressive Human Rights and Public Interest Law firm based in Accra, where he currently serves as the Managing Partner.

Sosu's political career has been marked by determination and resilience. In the 2020 parliamentary elections, he secured victory as the NDC candidate for the Madina Constituency, defeating his closest contender with 661 votes. This success followed a previous attempt in 2015, where he narrowly lost in a primary against the then-incumbent Amadu Bukari Sorogho.

Sworn in on January 7, 2021, as the Member of Parliament for the Madina Constituency, Sosu assumed roles on the Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and the Appointments Committee of Parliament. Notably, in July 2023, he spearheaded and successfully passed legislation to abolish capital punishment in Ghana, citing it as a significant step forward in the country's human rights record.

Beyond his professional and political endeavors, Sosu enjoys a fulfilling personal life. Married to Felicia Adwoa Konadu Sosu, the couple is blessed with four children: Marita Klenam Pokua Sosu, Francis-Xavier Kadi Sosu (Jnr), Ian-Xavier Eli Sosu, and Mia Gayra Ahenkan Sosu.

Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu's journey from a legal professional to a Member of Parliament reflects his commitment to justice, human rights, and public service. As he continues to make strides in both the legal and political arenas, his influence is sure to leave a lasting impact on Ghana's legislative landscape.



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