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FORMER FINANCE MINISTER KWESI BOTCHWEY DEAD

 

According to DailyMail Gh, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, the former Finance Minister of Ghana, passed away on Saturday, November 19, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Dr. Botchwey passed away at the age of 78.

According to family sources, he has not been feeling well for a while.

He served as Ghana’s Finance Minister the longest. Alongside the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, who was Ghana’s longest-serving head of state, he held office.

The late economist received his secondary school education at the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School in Ghana. Dr Botchwey held an LL.B. from the University of Ghana, LL.M from Yale Law School, and a doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School.

He taught at the University of Zambia, the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and the University of Ghana. Other notable previous assignments of Dr Botchwey were advisor to the World Bank on the 1997 World Development Report.

He was among others, a member and Chairman of IMF‘s Group of Independent Experts who conducted the first ever external evaluation of the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility, an advisor to the UNDP‘s UN Special Initiative on Africa and an advisor to the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM).

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