Facts gathered about the life of Kwabena Adjei

Facts gathered about the life of Kwabena Adjei

Yesterday, March 12, 2019, the country was hit with the sad news of the demise of the former national chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Kwabena Adjei.

He reportedly passed away at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge, after suffering from a long illness.

YEN.com.gh has however gathered some facts from his life through to his death.

7 facts gathered about the life and death of Kwabena Adjei
The late Kwabena Adjei Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Life and Death

He was born on March 9, 1943 and died exactly three days after his birthday on March 12, 2019. He hails from Nkonya Ntsumuru in the Volta Region


1970: BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

1973: PhD (Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology): University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

1978: MBA (Marketing Option): University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

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Political positions

1986-1987: PNDC Deputy Secretary (Deputy Minister of State) for the Volta Region, Republic Of Ghana.

1987-1992: PNDC Deputy Secretary (Deputy Minister of State) for Industries, Science & Technology, Republic Of Ghana.

1992: Key Member since the founding of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 1992.

1993/1996: Member of Parliament (MP) for the Biakoye Constituency.

Parliament of the 4th Republic Of Ghana.

1994: Majority Chief Whip: Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.

1994/1996: Minister for Lands & Forestry: Republic Of Ghana.

1996/2000: Member of Parliament (MP) for the Biakoye, Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.

1997/1998: Cabinet Minister for Lands & Forestry, Republic of Ghana.

1998: Cabinet Minister for Food & Agriculture, Republic of Ghana.

1998/2000: Leader of The House (Majority Leader): Parliament of 4th Republic of Ghana.

1998/2000: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Forth Republic of Ghana

2001/2004: Member of Parliament (MP) for the Biakoye Constituency, Parliament Of The Fourth Republic of Ghana.

2005 to 2013: National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)

2009: Chairman of Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).

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Dr Kwabena Adjei can be credited with several unique achievements as an executive appointee and a NDC party man from 1987 to date.

He was instrumental in stabilizing the governance of the Volta Region where appointee changes had become the order of the day and a destabilizing force in the Volta Region before 1987.

He discharged his obligations as a Deputy Minister or as a substantive Minister wherever he was appointed.

He was instrumental in diffusing the time bomb planted by the breakaway Reform Party to weaken or disintegrate the NDC around 1998-99.

He led the NDC to resurrect from its slumber and shutters in opposition to a sweet marginal electoral victory in 2009.

He again led the NDC to retain power in 2012.

He has played a neutralist leadership role to ensure that the NDC survives, unites and elaborates itself.

He has delegated functions to and allowed his subordinate officers to enact their roles without hindrance, thereby permitting them to demonstrate their political and other potentials.

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