He is a fountain of inspiration and blessings to the younger generation, and even those yet to come.
Factually, he is one of the rarest personalities Ghana is ever blessed with.
He seems to have succeeded in almost all facets of life, especially in the areas of Legal Practice, Academia, Politics, Finance and Economics.
Follow me carefully and let's explore his life chapters in detail.
Born on September 13, 1944 in Ghana, Kwesi Botchwey obtained his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He then furthered his law studies at the Yale Law School, where he graduated with a Master's Degree in Law.
Botchwey further received his Doctor of Philosophy in Law from the University of Michigan Law School, United States.
Kwesi Botchwey served as an Advisor to the UNDP's UN Special Initiative on Africa, Advisor to the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Advisor to the World Bank on the 1997 World Development Report and as well served as a Member and Chairman of IMF's Group of Independent Experts who championed the conduction of the First Ever External Evaluation of the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility.
Botchwey is also a member of Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons for the Facilitation of the Signing of the Uruguay Round of Gatt Negotiations.
He is additionally a member of Commonwealth Expert Group on Good Governance and the Elimination of Corruption in Economic Management and a member of Panel of High Level Personalities on African Development.
Professor Kwesi Botchwey also served as the Board Chairman of Heritage Bank Ghana.
Among the research papers he has published include;
1. Obstacles to Centralized Reform: An African Perspective in Deepening Structural Reform in Africa, Lessons from East Africa, ed. Laura Wallace, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, 1996.
2. Implementing Debt Relief for the HIPCs (co-author), Center for International Development, Harvard (1999)
3. The New Partnership for Africa's Development: Internal and External Visions, NEPAD,: Internal and External Visions and Influences (2003)
His Finance and Economic Planning ministerial role from 1982 to 1995 was very instrumental in the revival, recovery and stabilization of the Ghanaian economy.
And I deeply think the current Finance and Development Ministries should tap a lot from his rich expertise, wisdom and epitome of knowledge.
The renowned lawyer has so far lectured in several law Universities around the globe including the University of Ghana, University of Zambia, University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).
He is also a Professor of Practice in Development Economics at Diplomacy of Tufts University and The Fletcher School of Law.
Professor Kwesi Botchwey is proudly an old student of Presbyterian Boys'Senior High School.
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