Popularly known as General Mosquito but originally born Johnson Aseidu Nketia is a strong force to reckon with in terms of politics in Ghana.
Aseidu Nketia is the General Secretary for the biggest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC)
From Seikwa in the Bono Region and born on December 24, 1956, Aseidu Nketiah was born to the late Nana Kwaku Aseidu and Madam Hagar Akosuah. He is from a family of nine children and he is the fifth born.
Aseidu Nketiah before proceeding to the teacher training college at St. Joseph of Education in Bechem had his basic education at Seikwa Presbyterian Primary School. He began his road as a professional teacher from Seketia Presby Primary in Jaman North in the Bono Region which he later got admitted to the University of Ghana Business School where he studied Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Banking and Finance option).
His love for school made him part of the pioneer batch for Post Graduate Training Programme in Stock Beverages and Investment Analysis when the Ghana Stock Exchange was introduced.
In 2019, he obtained Masters of Science Degree in Defense and International Politics from the Ghana Armed Forces Command College as Vice President Of Ghana Dr. Bawumia was the speaker for his graduation.
Before his political ambitions, General Mosquito as popularly called worked with GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited. He then again worked as a trainee manager with Nkoraman Rural Bank and Sehwi Asawinso Rural Bank. He also worked with National Trust Holding Company Limited (NTHC) as a stockbroker and an investment banker
In politics, Aseidu Nketiah has served as a member of Parliament for Wenchi West Constituency from 1993 to 2000. He has worked on the Appointments Committee, Finance Committee, and the Public Accounts Committee. He has been a Chairman – Mines and Energy Committee, ranking MEMBER for Food and Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs Committee and Deputy Majority Chief Whip. He was Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture in charge of crops under the Jerry John Rawlings administration.
At the National Democratic Congress’ delegate, congress in December 2005 Nketiah won with about 80% of the votes against Bede Ziedeng, Mr. Sylvester Mensah, and Mr. Antwi Boasiako to become the 3rd General Secretary of the NDC. He was re-elected for the position in January 2010 and 2014
Aseidu Nketiah is married to Mrs. Vida Adomah Asiedu Nketiah and has been blessed with five (5) children.