Johnson Asiedu Nketia Biography: Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is a Ghanaian politician and the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Who Is Johnson Asiedu Nketiah
General Mosquito, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, is a seasoned Ghanaian politician and the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The charming General Mosquito Asiedu Nketia is also a qualified teacher, banker, accountant, and stock broker.
He is the NDC’s longest-serving General Secretary, having held the position from 2005 to 2022.
On Saturday, December 17th, 2022, Asiedu Nketia defeated Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to become the NDC’s new Chairman at their 10th National Delegates Congress held at the Accra Sports Stadium.
General Mosquito received 5,569 votes, while his main opponent, former NDC Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, received 2892 votes.
Mr Asiedu Nketia was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wenchi West Constituency in the Bono Region from 1992 to 2004.
After three consecutive terms as MP, General Mosquito decided to retire by not running for the Wenchi West Constituency seat again in 2004.
The former NDC General Secretary is widely admired for his great sense of humour and is well-liked across the political spectrum.
General Mosquito claims that his Uncle trained him to be a palm wine tapper and “Akpeteshie (hot local gin)” distiller for his Uncle’s drinking bar.
Mr Asiedu Nketia was also a petty trader who traded in all kinds of goods for survival.
From 2017-2022, he also served as Vice President of the Socialist International association.
How Old Is Johnson Asiedu Nketia
General Mosquito Asiedu Nketia was born on Monday, December 24th, 1956, at Seikwa in the Bono Region (formerly Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana).
Johnson Asiedu Nketia Age
The Chairman General of the NDC is currently 67 years of age and will be 68 in December next year, 2024.
Why He Changed His Name From John To Johnson
General Mosquito had to change his Christian name, John, to Johnson while attending St Joseph’s College due to the number of students with the same John name at the time, as well as because he was only 17 years old and the youngest among his peers.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia Education Background
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, Kwadwo, started his primary school education at Seikwa Presbyterian Primary School.
He was admitted to St. Joseph’s College of Education in Bechem in 1974 and graduated as a trainee teacher in 1978.
General Mosquito was forced to change his Christian name, John, to Johnson while attending St Joseph’s College due to the large number of students with the same John name at the time, as well as the fact that he was only 17 years old and the youngest among his peers.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia studied at home while working as a professional teacher at Seketia Presby Primary in the Jaman North District of the Bono region after graduating from St. Joseph’s College.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia was admitted to the University of Ghana’s School of Administration — now the Business School — in 1983 for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Banking and Finance option) and graduated with a Second Class Upper in 1986.
Mr Asiedu Nketia enrolled in a part-time Stock Brokerage Investment Analysis course at the Ghana Stock Exchange while performing his duties at the Consultative Assembly.
General Mosquito Asiedu Nketia was named the best student not only in his class, but also for the entire time the course was offered at the Ghana Stock Exchange.
In 2019, with Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in attendance as guest of honour, Mr Asiedu Nketia graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Defense and International Politics from the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre.
General Mosquito had his thesis centred on Anti-Corruption infrastructure in the Fourth Republic of Ghana.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah Early Life
Johnson Asiedu Nketia was born and raised in Seikwa in the Wenchi Municipal District in the Bono Region of Ghana.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah Parents
Kwadwo Asiedu Johnson Nketiah was born to the late Nana Kwaku Asiedu, an Oyoko Royal family farmer, and Madam Hagar Akosua Afrah, an Akwamu Royal family member.
General Mosquito Asiedu Nketia is the fifth of his parents’ nine children.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah Hometown
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah hails from Seikwa — a town in the Wenchi Municipal District of the then Brong Ahafo Region which is now known as Bono Region of Ghana.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah Religion Or Faith
Mr Asiedu Nketia is a devoted Christian and member of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
He once served as an Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah Wife
General Mosquito Johnson Asiedu Nketia is married to Madam Vida Adomah Nketiah.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia Children
General Mosquito Johnson Aseidu Nketia has five children with his wife, Madam Vida Adomah Nketiah.
Amma Addae Nketiah, Kwaku Asiedu Nketiah, Yaa Asantewaa Nketiah, Afia Afra Nketiah, and Kwame Boateng Nketiah are the members.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia Work Career
Johnson Asiedu Nketia began his career as a professional teacher at Seketia Presby Primary in the Bono region’s Jaman North District.
Mr Asiedu Nketia was assigned to the marketing department of GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited as part of his national service after graduating from the University of Ghana.
He later worked for Nkoraman Rural Bank and Sehwi Asawinso Rural Bank as a trainee bank manager.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia also worked as a stockbroker and investment banker for the National Trust Holding Company Limited (NTHC).
Johnson Asiedu Nketia Political Career
Following the launch of the 31st December Revolution, Johnson Asiedu Nketia organized the youth of the Brong Ahafo Region’s “Seikwa” area to form the first Peoples’ Defense Committee to carry on the agenda of selfless service to the community.
Asiedu Nketia was almost killed when he tried to rally the youth against cocoa smugglers who were working with security agencies at the time.
General Mosqito Asiedu Nketia’s political career began in earnest in 1989, when he was elected to the first Wenchi District Assembly to represent the “Seikwa” area.
As Assemblyman for “Seikwa,” Johnson Asiedu Nketia began mobilizing his constituents to undertake massive development projects never before seen in his district.
The projects included the Nkoranman Secondary School project, Seikwa Health Centre, Seikwa and Dagadu Maize Markets projects, the Extension of Seikwa Palace, among others.
When Ghana decided to change to constitutional rule, General Mosquito Asiedu Nketia was elected by his people to the Consultative Assembly which drafted the 1992 constitution of Ghana and his performance at the assembly earned him the accolade, “Heavy Weight”.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia resigned his position as Bank Manager upon his election to the Consultative Assembly and was almost immediately engaged as an Investment Analyst by the National Trust Holding Company Ltd.(NTHC).
Whilst performing his duties at the Consultative Assembly representing Wenchi District Assembly, Mr Asiedu Nketia enrolled for a Stock Brokerage Investment Analysis course at the Ghana Stock Exchange on a part-time basis.
General Mosquito Asiedu Nketia, upon his graduation, was adjudged the best student not only for his class but also for the whole period since the course was established at the Ghana Stock Exchange.
Mr Asiedu Nketia became the target of other emerging stock-brokerage companies who were proposing mouth-watering conditions as a means of poaching him from NTHC.
Member Of Parliament (MP) For Wenchi West Constituency
On January 7, 1993, Mr Asiedu Nketia was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wenchi West Constituency into the first parliament of Ghana’s fourth republic. This came after he was declared the winner of the 1992 Ghanaian election, which took place on December 29, 1992.
From 1997 to 2005, he was nominated by the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana to be a member of the International Parliamentary Union.
After successfully serving his constituency for three terms, or 12 years, General Mosquito decided to step down and not run for re-election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wenchi West Constituency in 2004.
Asiedu Nketia’s decision for not contesting again as MP for the Wenchi West Constituency was to join his wife in Canada.
During his term of office as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wenchi West Constituency, General Asiedu Nketia served on several Committees, including the Appointments Committee, Finance Committee, and Public Accounts Committee.
The others are Chairman of Mines and Energy Committee, Minority spokesperson on Food, Agriculture, and Cocoa Affairs Committee, and Deputy Majority Chief Whip.
Achievements As Wenchi West Constituency MP
- Getting the Seikwa constituency to be connected to the national grid
- Construction of permanent structures of the Seikwa Market and lorry park complex
- Rehabilitation and extension of the Seikwa water supply system
Johnson Asiedu Nketia Net Worth
In addition to his work as a banker, trained teacher, accountant, and stock broker, Johnson Asiedu Nkatiah owns a cement block factory in Ghana’s Bono Region.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman General has a net worth of $2 million USD.
General Secretary Of NDC
At the National Delegates Congress of the NDC held in December 2005, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia won almost 80% of the delegates’ votes,
The congress which was held at the Koforidua EREDEC Hotel in the Eastern Region of Ghana saw Johnson Asiedu Nketia beating the likes of Bede Ziedeng, Mr Sylvester Mensah and Mr Antwi Boasiako to become the 3rd General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In the 2008 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, it was during General Mosquito’s tenure as General Secretary of NDC that his party wrestled power from the then governing New Patriotic Party with Mr John Agyekum Kuffour as the then President of Ghana.
It was the 2008 general elections which was nicknamed the “Mother of all Elections” that saw the late Professor Evans John Atta-Mills become the president of Ghana, beating competition from the then presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
In January 2010, he was re-elected as the General Secretary of the NDC with 93% votes during the party’s National Delegates Congress held in Tamale in the Northern Region.
In 2014, the NDC once again retained Asiedu Nketia as its General Secretary at the party’s National Delegates Congress.
In 2012, when the then opposition leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and two others decided to contest the results of the 2012 elections at the Supreme Court, Mr Asiedu Nketia represented both the NDC and former President John Dramani Mahama as principal witness to affirm the latter’s victory.
Asiedu Nketia Unseats Ofosu Ampofo To Become Chairman Of NDC 2022
On Saturday, December 17th, 2022, Johnson Asiedu Nketia won a landslide victory to become the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the 10th National Delegates Congress of the NDC held at the Accra Sports Stadium.
General Mosquito polled 5,569 votes as against the then incumbent Chairman Ofosu Amponfo who had 2,892 votes.
The two other contenders of the NDC Chairmanship race, Samuel Yaw Adusei and Samuel Armah Asitey polled 52 and 38 of the valid votes cast respectively.
In 2017, General Mosquito was elected as the Vice President for Socialist International in absentia at Cartagena to succeed the former Prime Minister of Portugal and current UN General Secretary, António Guterres.
Mr Asiedu Nketia was elected to serve under the current President of the Organization, George Papandroeu, who doubles as the Prime Minister of Greece.
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