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President Akufo-Addo Pays Tribute To ‘Good Friend’ Dr. Kwesi Botchwey

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The President of the reuplic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eulogised the late Dr Kwesi Botchwey, a former finance minister in the J J Rawlings era, describing him as someone who discharged his duties with dignity.

Botchwey died on Saturday (19 November) at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital after a short illness.

Akufo-Addo wrote on Facebook on Monday (21 November) that the death of his “good friend” was a very sad development.

“The death of my good friend, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, is a very sad development. My contemporary, in the mid-1960s, at the University of Ghana, Legon, Dr. Botchwey was a longstanding public servant, who discharged his duties thoughtfully and with dignity, and became Ghana’s longest-serving Minister for Finance and Economic Planning,” he said.

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“The thoughts and sympathies of my wife, Rebecca, the First Lady, and I are with his partner, children and family. I extend my deepest condolences to them, and also to the National Democratic Congress, of which he was a prominent and much respected member. Ghana has lost a fine gentleman and exceptional public servant.”

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“May his soul rest in perfect peace in the Bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen!” he added.


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