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Former Finance Minister Kwesi Botchwey passes on

Ghana’s former Minister of Finance, Professor Kwesi Botchwey is dead.


According to unimpeachable sources, the erstwhile NDC appointee died on Saturday, November 19, 2022, after a short illness.


This sad incident happened at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, where he was receiving treatment.


Prior to his demise, he was a key member of the Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress, having played an integral role in the evolution of the NDC, from its PNDC era.

The 78-year-old died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Saturday, November 19 after a short illness.

Prof Botchwey served in the Rawlings government under the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) military regime and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) civilian reign as the Secretary for Finance and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning respectively.

He served between 1982 and 1995, becoming the longest-serving finance minister.

Kwesi B, as he was affectionately called, attended Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School before proceeding to the University of Ghana to pursue an LLB.

He was at the Yale Law School for his LLM and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with his doctorate.

Source: myjoyonline

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