General Secretary, National Democratic Congress, Ghana
Topics: Voter Registration, Election Schedules
Keywords: voter registration, election monitoring, election schedules, election management body, Ghana
Interviewer(s): Ashley McCants
Country of Reform: Ghana
Location: Accra, Ghana
Date: Tue Aug 19 2008
Johnson Asiedu-Nketia discusses his role as head of the National Democratic Congress in Ghana’s Inter-Party Advisory Committee. He describes how IPAC was able to introduce sophisticated voter registration systems and set an election schedule agreed upon by all political parties. He also says that both IPAC and the Electoral Commission declined in effectiveness after 2000, which he attributes to lack of government support, reduced funding and an increasingly antagonistic relationship between IPAC and the commission. He briefly touches on the role of the party in contributing to electoral transparency.
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Johnson Asiedu Nketia Interview
At the time of this interview, Johnson Asiedu Nketia was general secretary of the National Democratic Congress in Ghana. Prior to becoming head of the party, he was a member of Parliament for the NDC for 12 years. He also served as deputy minister of food and agriculture. Before entering politics, he worked as a bank manager.