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29.11.2005 General News

Oyeeman Wereko Ampem is dead

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Accra, Nov. 29, GNA - Oyeeman Wereko Ampem, Chief of Amanokrom and Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon, is reported dead at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

Oyeeman Ampem, 75, known in private life as Mr Emmanuel Omaboe, died at the weekend.

The World Class Economist was born on October 29, 1930 at Amanokrom and started his education at Mamfe Presbyterian Senior School between 1936 and 1941. He attended Accra Academy between 1946 and 1950 and enrolled at the University College of Ghana in 1951.

In 1954, Oyeeman Ampem won a government scholarship to study at the London School of Economics where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, with First Class Honours.

In 1956 he was awarded Post-Graduate research studentship for one year by the University of London and appointed Economic Research Fellow, University of Ghana, 1957 and 1959.

He was Government Statistician between 1960 and 1966 and Chairman of the Economic Committee of the erstwhile National Liberation Council. In 1967 he was appointed Commissioner (Minister) for Economic Affairs. Oyeeman was the Chairman of Council of Patrons of Accra Hearts of Oak.