A former National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Adjei, has passed.
He died Tuesday morning at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, formerly Ridge hospital, a reputable source of the party confirmed to Myjoyonline.com.
The politician, who was the chairman when the NDC won power in 2008, had been battling with a protracted sickness first reported in the media in August 2015.
He died three days after marking his 76th birthday on March 9, 2019.
Dr. Adjei graduated with a PhD in Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K in 1973.
He ventured into politics in 1978, getting elected as a Council Mmember of the Jasikan District Council in the Volta region.
The Psychology lecturer’s political decline began after 2014 after he lost his National Chairmanship post to Kofi Portuphy.
It ended his bid for a third tenure after first winning the position in 2005 while the party was in opposition. He was re-elected in 2009.
Dr. Kwabena Adjei popularly called “Wayo Wayo” is remembered for his controversial August 2010 comment “there are many ways of killing a cat.”
He said it in response to the serial losses the NDC government suffered in court under late President Mills.
Dr. Kwabena Adjei’s Political Profile
1978/1979: Elected Council Member: Jasikan District Council, Jasikan, Volta, Region, Ghana.
1979-1981: Parliamentary Candidate Biakoye for the Popular Front Party
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.
1998/1992: Member Of Committee Of Secretaries (The PNDC Cabinet),
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.
1993/1994: First Deputy Majority Chief Whip: Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.
1994: Majority Chief Whip: Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.
1994: Deputy Minister for Lands & Forestry: 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
Chairman of Business Committee, Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.
Member of Select Committee, Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.
2001/2004: Member of Parliament (MP) for the Biakoye Constituency, Parliament Of The Fourth Republic of Ghana.
Member of Finance Committee, Parliament, Republic of the 4th Republic of Ghana
Member of Health Committee, Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.
2005: National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)
2009: Chairman of Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
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