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Koku Anyidoho biography

By | October 27, 2022

Koku Anyidoho is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Atta Mills Institute. He is a writer, a Ghanaian politician, and a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party in Ghana.

Koku Anyidoho worked as a Presidential Aide & Head of communications under the Presidency of the late John Evans Atta Mills. He was also Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from 2014 to 2018.

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Koku Anyidoho profile summary

Real Name: Samuel Koku Sitsofe Anyidoho
Age: 52 years old
Date of Birth: January 13, 1971
Hometown: Anyigbe Tanyigbe, Volta Region
Tribe: Ewe
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Ghanaian
Twitter(X): @KokuAnyidoho

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Early Life & Background

Koku Anyidoho was born at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on January 13, 1971. He grew up in Burma Camp, Accra, and is the third of seven siblings, six males, and a female. His parents are Major General (Rtd) Henry Kwami Anyidoho, a native of Anyigbe Tanyigbe in the Volta Region, and the late Mercy Ablah Mivormawu Anyidoho, who was a Nurse from Anyako, a fishing community located in the Keta District of the Volta Region.

Educational Background

He had his Kindergarten and primary school education at Kotoka Primary School in Burma Camp, Accra. Koku Anyidoho started his secondary education at Mawuli School in Ho, Volta Region, in 1982 before transferring to Achimota School in Accra. He sat for General Certificate Examinations (GCE) Ordinary Level (O Level) in the year 1987. Koku then proceeded to Labone secondary school in Accra, where he sat for the General Certificate Examinations (GCE) Advanced Level (A-Level) in 1989.

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In 1990, he enrolled at the University of Ghana, Legon, and completed in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology & English. In 1995, Mr. Koku Anyidoho went to the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, and graduated with a Master of Arts (MA) in Development Studies. He got admission to the School of Communications Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, in 2005 for an MA Programme in Communications.

Koku has other certificates, which include a Master of Arts Degree in Ministry at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, in Accra, and a Diploma in National Security and International Diplomacy from the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) in Israel.

Personal life

Koku Anyidoho was married to Jennifer Boahemaa Yeboah, and together, they had two kids, Kofi and Sitsofe. Unfortunately, their 8-year-old daughter Sitsofe lost her life in a Car Accident on the Akuse Junction road on November 7, 2020.

Children

He is a father of three now, two boys and one girl.

Working life

Koku Anyidoho became a teacher at the Chiraa Secondary School in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana when he had to serve a compulsory post-A Level National Service between September 1989 and June 1990.

Another compulsory National Service found Samuel Koku Anyidoho working at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) after completing his First Degree in 1993. It was during Koku’s time at GBC that he discovered his latent talent in media, broadcasting, script writing, and the whole spectrum of communications.

After returning from his Master’s programme in Norwich, Koku worked with the Ghana Office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) as a Social Services Officer, and directly worked with mostly Sierra Leonean and Liberian refugees who resided in Ghana.

He was part of the team that accommodated the first batch of Sierra Leonean refugees who arrived in Ghana in a fishing vessel. Koku Sitsofe was with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees between January 1997 and September 1998.

Getting to the end of 1998, Anyidoho got a job at the Metropolitan And Allied Bank (MAB), which was the first private Commercial Bank in Ghana. The Metropolitan And Allied Bank was established by Malaysian and Ghanaian Interests and was headed by Mr. Alex Ashiabor, who worked twice as Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana. Koku worked in the Marketing Department at MAB and was Executive Assistant to the Executive Chairman. He was also the Head of Treasury and Investments, and it was during his time at the Bank that he was called personally by the late Professor John Evans Atta-Mills into mainstream and frontline politics.

Koku Anyidoho became the Head of Communications and President at the Office of The President, Republic of Ghana. He worked with the late President John Evans Atta-Mills from January 2009 to July 24, 2012, and President John Dramani Mahama from July 24, 2012, to January 6, 2013.

However, before serving as Head Of Communications at the Office of The President, Samuel Koku Anyidoho was the Head of Communications and Key Campaign Strategist for the Atta-Mills Campaign Team from January 2006 to December 2008 and contributed to the success of the Atta Mills campaign.

Between December 2014 and November 2018, Sitsofe Koku Anyidoho was the Deputy General Secretary in charge of Operations for the National Democratic Congress Party, founded by His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s longest serving President.

Koku Anyidoho was the Speech Writer for President John Evans Atta-Mills and a Presidential aide. He developed his interest in politics during his days at the University of Ghana, Legon, which was in the 1990s.

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