Asiedu Nketia is a renowned politician in Ghana who is geared by the ideologies of hard work, honesty, and integrity. Interestingly, he is popularly referred to as General Mosquito. He is one of the respected politicians in the country who has achieved much throughout his career life. He is also the current General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress party.
The politician is also one of the wealthiest in the country. He has previously held notable positions such as the Member of Parliament for the Wenchi West constituency for 12 years.
- Full name: Asiedu Nketia
- Asiedu Nketia age: 63 years
- Gender: Male
- Career: Politician
Asiedu Nketia biography
The statesman was born on December 24, 1956, at Seikwa in the Brong Ahafo in the heart of Ghana. His parents are Nana Kwaku Asiedu Madam Hagar Akosua Afrah. He was the fifth born in a family of nine children. He is popularly known as General Mosquito in the political arena. The politician revealed that he was given the name when he served as a parliamentarian by members of the New Patriotic Party.
Asiedu Nketia educational background is quite remarkable. He attended his primary school education at Seikwa Presbyterian Primary School. In 1974, he joined the renowned St. Joseph’s College of Education, where he trained as a teacher. He graduated in 1978 and started teaching at Seketia Presbyterian Primary. While at home, he was able to study and sit for the GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level examinations.
In 1983, he joined the University of Ghana Business School to study a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration (Banking & Finance option.) When the stock exchange Post Graduate Training Programme in Stock Brokerage & Investment Analysis was introduced in the market, he was among the pioneers.
Just like the saying that learning never grows old, the politician joined the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre for his Master of Science Degree in Defense & International Politics. Asiedu Nketia graduation was held in 2019 and was attended by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. His thesis was centred on Anti-Corruption infrastructure in the Fourth Republic of Ghana.
After completing his studies at the University of Ghana, he started working at GIHOC Distilled Company Limited as the marketing department manager. He then moved to his hometown to work as the Bank Manager for the Nkoraman Rural Bank.
It was at this point when the stock exchange was introduced, and he was nominated for the popular postgraduate training program. He moved to work for the National Trust Holding Company Limited as an investment banker and stockbroker.
His debut in politics came in 1989 after he contested and won the Wenchi District Assembly elections. He was then elected to the Consultative Assembly in 1992, a position he held for 12 years. He was part of the team that drafted the much acclaimed 1992 Constitution. After the election to the National Assembly, he resigned from his position as a Bank Manager.
During his 12 year tenure, he served on various committee boards such as the Public Accounts Committee, Finance Committee, and Chairman of Mines & Energy Committee. From 1992 to 2001, he was a team member of the Economic Management Team that pioneered the value-added tax in the republic.
From 1997 to 2001, he served as the Deputy Minister for Food & Agriculture. In December 2005, he was elected to become the 3rd General Secretary of the NDC. In 2010, he was re-elected to the same position for his notable achievements.
The political figure is married to a beautiful and intelligent woman. Asiedu Nketia wife is known as Mrs. Vida Adomah Asiedu Nketia. The couple has five children.
The politician has had a lucrative political career throughout his life. He has held influential positions that have seen him rubbing shoulders with the mighty. Asiedu Nketia net worth is estimated to be about $89 million. He is one of the wealthiest politicians in the country.
Asiedu Nketia latest news
In March 2020, the General Secretary of the NDC in a statement said that the Electoral Commission is using COVID-19 as a cover-up reason to suspend the elections. According to the politician, the EC is not yet ready for the crucial exercise.
Asiedu Nketia is a respected politician who has made a notable difference in the lives of many people in Ghana. He has also pioneered significant and successful projects.