Former Minister of Finance and Professor Kwesi Botchwey passed away at the age of 78. On Saturday morning, November 19, 2022, he passed away. Let’s see what happened and what was Kwesi Botchwey cause of death?.
How did Kwesi Botchwey die?
Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, a former finance minister, has gone away.
This development was confirmed to Citi News by sources close to the family.
Breaking: Former Finance Minister, Dr Kwesi Botchwey is reportedly dead.— Ernest Arhinful (@khaptain4real) November 19, 2022
He is said to have died on Saturday, November 19 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, where he was seeking medical care. pic.twitter.com/4FHTkX80Mp
He apparently passed away today, November 19, 2022, while receiving treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. According to reports, Dr. Botchwey has recently been receiving medical care at the hospital.
Kwesi Botchwey cause of death
The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
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.
Who was Dr. Kwesi Botchwey?
Dr. Kwesi Botchwey was born on September 3, 1944, and was 78 years old when he passed away.
The Finance Minister with the most experience is Dr. Botchwey.
He held office alongside Jerry John Rawlings, the late former president of Ghana, who held the position for the longest.
He served under both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) during their respective constitutional and military eras (1982 to 1991).
The Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School in Ghana is where the late economist received his secondary education.
Botchwey’s early life and education
Dr. Botchwey was a graduate of Yale Law School with an LL.M., the University of Ghana with an LL.B., and the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in law.
He held academic positions at the Universities of Ghana, Zambia, and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Dr. Botchwey’s past work includes advising the World Bank on the 1997 World Development Report.
He served as a member and Chairman of the IMF’s Group of Independent Experts, which carried out the first-ever external evaluation of the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility. He also served as a consultant for the European Centre for Development Policy Management and the UNDP’s UN Special Initiative on Africa (ECDPM).
Tribute to Professor Kwesi Botchwey
David Kofi Sananu Kulevome said,
We have lost another grate man of our beloved party NDC. Prof Kwesi Botchwey , Your impact will leave with us forever and you will always be remembered for your good works. difficult times like this in our Economy. You are remembered. May your soul R.I.P .
With All Due Respect said,
A former Minister of Finance, Prof. Kwesi Botchwey, has proposed a number of solutions for Ghana’s current economy. Rest in peace Prof.
Carpe Diem said,
Thoughts with Prof. Kwesi Botchwey’s family. Economic historians will debate his policymaking in the 80s but there’s little debate that he was a high minded man and statesmanly as they come. An Odadee too.
Kabiru Mahama, PhD said,
…rest well Prof Kwesi Botchwey. Such a great loss to Ghana
Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi said,
A great tree has fallen. #Ghana and many #African economists will mourn today and many years to come. Former finance minister
@KwesiBotchwey is dead. #RIP
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