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Former UG Vice Chancellor passes on.

Former UG Vice Chancellor passes on.

A former Vice Chancellor of the university of Ghana, Emeritus Prof. George Benneh, has passed on.

The 87-yr-old died on Thursday at his East Legon residence in Accra.


The news became confirmed with the aid of a family spokesperson who indicated that funeral arrangements might be introduced later.


Prof. Benneh is survived through his wife, Adelaide Mary Benneh, six youngsters and several grandchildren.


The Professor served as Minister of kingdom within the SMC2 regime, the AFRC regime and in the 3rd Republic.


He additionally held portfolios together with Lands and natural resources, gasoline and strength and served as Minister for Finance within the Limann authorities.


He changed into also awarded the ‘famous person of Volta’ by using President John Agyekum Kufuor and became also a Papal Knight of the Catholic Church.


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Prof. Benneh become born on March 6, 1934, within the small town of Jamdede, approximately a kilometre from Berekum in the Brong-Ahafo location.


His father was Isaac William Benneh, a politician during the first Republic under the Nkrumah authorities. all through his adolescence, he spent his faculty holidays assisting out on a cocoa farm his circle of relatives owned at Prusu.


on the manner to the farm early within the mornings, he and his circle of relatives stopped alongside the way to have a palm soup meal as the journey was long.


Raised a Catholic, Prof. Benneh had his number one and center training on the Berekum Catholic number one and middle colleges from 1941 to 1949, culminating within the common front examination in the direction of the quit of 1949.


He studied at Achimota college in the course of his secondary years from 1950 to 1956 where he obtained the GCE regular stage (1954) and GCE advanced level (1956) certificates. At Achimota, his nickname became ‘Anago’, an allusion to his athletic prowess.


on the age of 14, whilst in form 3, he led the Achimota Athletic crew to compete with Kings college, a high-quality secondary faculty in Lagos, Nigeria. He also gained the 800 backyard-race for the duration of the Inter-college video games on the Accra sports activities Stadium.


In 1957, he was among 4 students who have been provided the Shell Ghana Independence Scholarship for college studies at the college college of Ghana, then a constituent college of the university of London where he acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography in 1960.


At Legon, he captained the college of Ghana Athletics group from 1958 to 1959. between 1961 and 1964, he did his postgraduate studies on the London faculty of Economics, from in which he acquired his PhD.


Professor Benneh has authored over thirteen books and booklets and 70 different publications in Geography, environment, Land Tenure and Land Use, population, education and Public administration.


He become appointed the Commissioner for Lands, herbal assets, fuel and energy from 1979 to 1980. concurrently, he turned into the Minister of Lands, herbal assets, gas and strength.


among 1980 and 1981, he served because the Finance Minister and financial planning.

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