LT. General Akwasi Amankwa Afrifa
1967 – 10/1969 : Head Of State
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
Mons Officers Cadet School, Sandhurst, UK
1958 – 60 Military Academy, Sandhurst England.
His Political and Public Life
Attended School of Infantry, Hythe, UK, and Commander, Rifts Company
10/1969 – 1/8/1970 Chairman of Presidential Commission
1962 – 1964
General Staff Officer.
Defence College, Teshie - Accra
1966 – 67
Member of eight (8) men ruling National Liberation Council (NLC), and Commissioner for Finance
Chairman of NLC and Head of Communication
Chairman of Presidential Commision
He was arrested and detained by National Redemption Council regime under General Acheampong.
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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