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Samuel Koku Sitsofe Anyidoho

Samuel Koku Sitsofe Anyidoho

Koku Anyidoho, formerly the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), now serves as the CEO of the Atta Mills Institute.

1971

Early life
13 January 1971

Early life

Koku Anyidoho was born at Accra's 37 Military Hospital. His mother was the late Mrs. Mercy Abla Mivormawu Anyidoho (Nee Tsegah), and his father is retired Major General Henry Kwami Anyidoho of the Ghanaian Army, who is most known for his work during the Rwandan Civil War. While Mercy Anyidoho is from Anyako in the Volta District, General Anyidoho is from Tanyigbe in the Ho District of the Volta Region.

1975

Early Education
30 June 1975

Early Education

Between 1975 and 1982, Koku Anyidoho received his kindergarten and primary school education at Kotoka Primary School in Burma-Camp, Accra, Ghana.

Koku Anyidoho started his secondary schooling in 1982 at Mawuli School in Ho, Volta Region. He later transferred to Achimota School in Accra, Ghana, where he completed his GCE Ordinary Level (O Level) exams in 1987. The next step was for Samuel Koku Anyidoho to enroll in Labone Secondary School in Accra, Ghana, where he took the Advanced Level (A Level) General Certificate Examinations (GCE) in 1989.

1990

University Education
03 July 1990

University Education

Koku Anyidoho enrolled at the University of Ghana in Legon in 1990 and earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in English and Sociology in 1993. Koku Anyidoho earned an MA in Development Studies in 1995 while studying at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom. Koku Anyidoho was admitted in 2005 for an MA program in communications at the School of Communications Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.

1997

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
09 July 1997

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

Koku served as a Social Services Officer for the Ghana Office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) after returning from his master's degree in Norwich. He primarily assisted refugees from Liberia and Sierra Leone who resided in Ghana.

He was a member of the crew that berthed the initial group of Sierra Leonean refugees that came to Ghana on board a fishing boat.

In the period from January 1997 to September 1998, Koku worked for the UNHCR.

2009

Head of Communications
29 June 2009

Head of Communications

He served as Head of Communications under the Presidency of John Atta Mills from 2009 to 2012. He was also Deputy General-Secretary of the National Democratic Congress from 2014 to 2018.

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