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FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR OLD TAFO DR. ANTHONY OSEI AKOTO REPORTED DEAD

Former Member of Parliament for the Old Tafo constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr Anthony Osei Akoto has died.

This was announced via the Facebook Page of Parliament on Monday, March 20, 2023.

Details on the passing of the 69-year-old former Finance Minister are readily not known.

“Former Old Tafo MP, Hon. Dr Anthony Osei Akoto passes away. May he rest in peace,” Ghana’s Parliament posted.

Dr. Akoto Osei was an Economist by profession. On 27 March 2002, he became a member of the management board of Merchant Bank (Ghana) Ltd. Previously, he worked as an associate professor at Dillard University (USA) and previously as a research assistant at the Center for Policy Analysis (Ghana).

Osei worked as deputy minister for Finance and Economic Planning in May 2003 and was a major economic adviser to the government. He was elevated to substantive Minister for Finance and Economic Planning after the death of the then Minister Kwadwo Baah Wiredu.

He served in that role until 6 January 2009 when the government was handed over to the National Democratic Congress which had won the 2008 General Elections.

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