General Ignatius Kutu Akwasi Acheampong
Presidency 1972 - 1978 : Head Of State Personal Information Date of Birth : 23rd September, 1931 Place of Birth : Traboum - Ashanti Region. (A/R) Date of Death : 16th June, 1979 Educational Background of Gen. I.K. Acheampong Attended Traboum Elementary, School St. Peter’s Catholic School, Kumasi 1945 Obtained Middle School Leaving Certificate, G.C.E. ‘O’ Level, Diploma In Commerce 1945 – 51 Sternographer Secretary, Timber Sawmill Kumasi, Tutor Kumasi Commercial College, Principal, Agona Swedru College of Commerce 1951 Enlisted as a Private in Ghana Army 1959 Cadet Training Course, Mons, Aldershot 1959 – 66 Attended various courses including Personnel Administration at the Staff College,USA. Commanding Officer 5th and 6th Battalion His Political and Public Life 1966 – 71 Chairman Western Region Committee of Administration 1971 – 72 Commander, First Infantry Brigade Jan. 1972 The military led by Lt.Col. Ignatius Acheampong seized power. 5th July, 1978 Acheampong was overthrown by his second-in-Command Lt. Gen. Fred Akuffo and other members of the ruling Supreme Military Council (SMC). He was accused of economic sabotage. 16th June,1979 He was executed by firing squad in 16th June 1979 as a result of the June 4 uprising.
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