Family Name: ADJEI
Birth Name: KWABENA
Nick Names: Wayoo! Wayo!!
Titles: Dr. Hon.
Date of Birth: 9th March 1943
Home Town: Nkonya Ntsumuru
Region: Volta Region
Profession: Academia, Politics & Business.
Present Position Held: National Chairman, National Democratic Congress (NDC)
1978: MBA (Marketing Option): University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
1973 PhD (Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology): University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
1970: BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
1964/65: GCE “A” Level—London (Private Tuition), British School of Careers, UK
1964: GCE “O” Level—London (Private Tuition), Rapid Results College,
1960: MSLC—West African Examinations Council, Accra, Ghana.
Full-Time Teaching Engagements
1981/1986: Senior Lecturer in Psychology & Sociology, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
1974/1981: Lecturer in Psychology, University Of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
1974/1976: Lecturer, Educational/Child Psychology, University of Cape Coast.
Lecturer, External Degree Centre, Institute of Adult Education, Accra, Ghana
Lecturer, School of Social Welfare, Osu, Accra
Free Utility Teaching Engagements
1981/1986: Lecturer in Social Psychology of Communication, University of
Maiduguri Borno, State Nigeria.
Lecturer in Research Methods in Political Science for MA Degree
Students, University of Maiduguri, Borno State,
1974/80: Lecturer in Introductory Psychology for Nursing Students, University of Ghana, Legon
Lecturer in Introductory Psychology for Certificate Courses in Prisons Administration, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
COURSES TAUGHT WHILE IN ACADEMIA
- Experimental Psychology
- Industrial Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Social Statistics for Social Scientists
- Social Research Methods
- Sociology & Anthropology
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
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 Till Date: National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)
2009 Till Date: Chairman of Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
MEMBERSHIP & PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND POLITICAL FORA
Hon. Dr. Kwabena Adjei had been actively involved in international co-operation activities related to his work as a Parliamentarian and as a Minister of State under the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Governments in the Republic of Ghana from 1987 to 2014. Currently his role as the National Chairman of NDC has become that of linking up with political parties in other parts of the world. The intention is to consolidate democracy.
Hon. Dr. Kwabena Adjei’s membership of, and participation in international conferences and other political and development forums had included the following main official visits between 1987 and 2010.
1987/1992: Ghana’s Accredited Delegate to the United Nations
Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna,
1998: Chairman WARDA (West Africa Rice Development Association), Sierra Leone.
1994/1996: Head of Ghana Delegation: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
1998: Head of Ghana Delegation: Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy.
1998-2000 Head of Ghana Delegations to Commonwealth
Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conferences in the UK
and Trinidad & Tobago
Head of Ghana Delegation: Inter Parliamentary Union
(IPU), Berlin, Germany.
2009: Member of the President’s Delegation to the UK.
2009: NDC Representative, Socialist International Meeting in
2009: NDC Representative Socialist International Meeting in
2009: NDC Representative Socialist International Meeting in
Hon. Dr. Adjei’s principal interests include the following:
- ICT & ICT Education for Development
- ICT Entrepreneurship for Self-employment
- Statistics & Research Methods
- Environment & Wildlife Conservation
- Fine Arts & Sculpture
- Floral Decorations
- Videos (Adventure, Discovery & Crime)
- Global Travels
Dr. Adjei has traveled extensively on official and unofficial trips throughout the world. Countries visited include the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Malaysia, Philippines, P. R China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Trinidad & Tobago, Yemen, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Gabon, and Lesotho, Senegal, Montenegro, Spain.
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. Among other things, he:
- restructured any ministry he was posted to;
- formulated policy for the ministry; and
- enhanced espirit de corps in the ministry.
- 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.
- He has been conferred the International award of Millennium Development Ambassador by the United Nations, August 2013.