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LT. General Akwasi Amankwa Afrifa  


Posted: 18/02/2007 Source: Ghana@50 Read: 1516 Times
LT. General Akwasi Amankwa Afrifa
Presidency
1967 – 10/1969 : Head Of State

Personal Information
Date of Birth : 24th April, 1936
Place of Birth : Mampong - Ashanti Region. (A/R)
Date of Death : 16th June, 1979

Educational Background of – Lt. Gen. Akwasi Afrifa

Attended Presbyterian Boys Boarding School, Mampong (A/R)
1952 – 65 Adisadel College, Cape Coast (C/R)
1957 – 58 Regular Officer’s Training School
1958

Mons Officers Cadet School, Sandhurst, UK
1958 – 60 Military Academy, Sandhurst England.

His Political and Public Life
1961

Attended School of Infantry, Hythe, UK, and Commander, Rifts Company
10/1969 – 1/8/1970 Chairman of Presidential Commission
1962 – 1964

General Staff Officer.
1964

Defence College, Teshie - Accra
1966 – 67
Member of eight (8) men ruling National Liberation Council (NLC), and Commissioner for Finance
1969

Chairman of NLC and Head of Communication
10/1969 –1/8/1970
Chairman of Presidential Commision
15/1/1972–Dec 1972

He was arrested and detained by National Redemption Council regime under General Acheampong.
1978

Led Popular Movement for Freedom and Justice to protest against (UNIGOV) and demanded Constitutional rule.
16th June 1979 Executed by firing squad

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